Updated: 10/9/20 | October 9th, 2020
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the movie A Map For Saturday. As you know, I liked the movie. I got in get in touch with with the director/star, Brook Silva-Braga, as well as fresh from his trip in Africa, he was type of sufficient to provide me an interview.
Nomadic Matt: You took your trip in 2005. What made you choose to video tape it? What type of reactions did you get on the road?
Brook: Well I had been working at HBO for a while as well as the only booking I had about leaving for a year was what it would mean for my career. So bringing the camera was a method to state to myself, ‘See, you aren’t throwing away your career.’ people reacted well to the camera particularly when I discovered to wait a while before bringing it out.
It likewise distinguished me a bit from the rest of the crowd however I believe people didn’t truly picture what I was doing would end up in theaters as well as on TV, I was just a guy with a camera.
In the movie, one of the central themes you hear from travelers is that they didn’t want life to pass them by. I believe that’s true with anyone. Why do you believe only some people travel while others stay in their office?
Well, I suppose it’s a matter of priorities as well as background. My parents traveled rather a bit when they were younger as well as it was always something that was motivated however not something I prioritized. It was a fluke business trip to Asia that introduced me to the Thai backpacking scene as well as truly planted the seed to take a huge trip.
If I hadn’t satisfied expense as well as Paul on Ko Samui as well as heard about their RTW trip I most likely would still be in an office myself.
I was happy to see you talked about the burnout you can deal with on the road. everybody believes it’s a holiday however sometimes it is work as well as it uses on you. I experienced it rather a few times during my long haul. Did you get burnt out? Hvordan? What did you do about it?
I believe people hit a wall, usually about six months in, as well as I was no exception. I stopped being thinking about seeing more temples or churches or city squares.
The flip side of that was I ended up being very, extremely comfortable living on the road. It came to feel like house even though it was a different physical location every few days.
What was the one thing you walked away with from this whole experience?
I believe I came away with different concepts about exactly how I want to spend my life as well as an appreciation for the joys of free time. That point of view can likewise be a curse for many people who return from long trips as well as have difficulty restarting their lives or careers, frequently for many years after their trip. even today I struggle to balance my expert as well as personal ambitions.
What have you been as much as since the movie ended? any type of new movie in the works? Are you inking major movement photo deals?
I really just got back from a five-month trip with Africa as well as will spend the summertime as well as autumn editing “One Day in Africa,” a documentary complying with five or six Africans from different backgrounds on someday in their life. There’s a rural farmer, an expecting mother, a college student, etc. I hope to show a side of life in Africa that is more complex than the “look exactly how poor it is” or “look exactly how hopeful it is” range we tend to see so often.
The movie leaves off in mid-2007 after the Paris premiere. have you talked to any type of of the “co-stars” since then?
Yes, I’m still in touch with a great deal of them. Sabrina (the German like interest) is coming to new York this autumn as well as Lonnie (the Dane who cuts my hair at the end of the full-length version) is in nyc now as well as will be crashing on my couch next week.
I went to Europe last summertime as well as tried to see as many buddies there as possible. It’s truly useful to see people within a year or two, or else that e-mail friendship has a tendency to fade away.
In fact, you talked a great deal about exactly how the more time moved forward, the less the e-mails came. With the increase of Facebook, has that changed? Is the five-hour buddy a thing of the past?
I don’t believe so. I just spent a number of weeks in Lilongwe, Malawi where I made a number of truly great friends. however we haven’t e-mailed or friend-ed each other in the week since I left. I believe in the end we most likely were ‘Five-hour friends’…we filled a space for every other while we were there as well as now we’ve gone our own ways.
The last time I saw Jens was at the European premiere a year back however he’s still training to ended up being a pilot for Lufthansa as well as as I comprehend it he’ll be doing flight training out in Arizona though I didn’t hear back from my last e-mail to him. Sabrina has moved back to her native Germany after a couple years in Amsterdam, she’sBesøg i New York såvel som ikke særlig for at se mig. Jeg e-mailer stadig Robert, som er en “fem timers ven” fra filmen. Han er gift nu såvel som at bo i sit hjemland Irland.
Jeg tror, det er sandt i en grad, men Facebook giver dig bestemt mulighed for at holde kontakten såvel som at holde faner på folk lettere. I begyndelsen prøvede jeg at holde kontakten med alle, men når du rejser, begynder du at erkende, at det ikke er ønskeligt. Anyway, nøjagtigt hvordan har et kort til lørdag ændret dit liv?
Hmm, det er en fascinerende bekymring, som jeg ikke tror, jeg er blevet spurgt før. Jeg sagde før nøjagtigt, hvordan turen ændrede mit liv ved at få mig til at værdsætte glæden ved fritid. Det har dog været succesen med den dokumentar, der har gjort det muligt for mig at holde mig ude af et kontor de sidste to år. Så jeg antager, at et kort til lørdag har ændret mit liv ved at give mig fleksibiliteten til online det liv, jeg vil leve.
Da ikke alle af os er prisvindende direktører, nogen form for råd til dem, der vil online ud af kontoret?
Der er en hel del metoder til at tjene til livets ophold, mens du er væk, det er nyttigt at tro lidt mere bredt end “rejseskribent” eller “rejsefotograf”, da alle vil have disse opgaver såvel som der ikke er mange af dem. Mange af os har dog opgaver, hvor vi kan arbejde vores røv i fire eller fem måneder såvel som da har tilstrækkelige penge til at rejse på en stram budgetplan for resten af året.
I dag, over 13 år senere, er et kort til lørdag stadig en af de allerbedste film om langvarige rejser, jeg nogensinde har set. Det fanger ting om livet på vejen, som få andre film nogensinde undersøger. Hvis du ikke har set det endnu, skal du sørge for at inspicere det. Selvom det er lidt gammelt nu, er temaerne såvel som Stuggles, det adresserer, tidløse.
Hvis du vil få et glimt af livet på vejen før din næste tur, er dette filmen at se!
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