Join us on our next return to Guatemala! Rich in landscapes, cultures, ruins, food, textiles, history and so much more, Guatemala is a treasure trove of color and energy. We will spend time in Antigua, with its incredible buildings and markets, before heading off to Lake Atitlan where our NGO partner is based. Before heading home we will visit volcanoes, lagoons, vistas, more markets, sunsets and sunrises, and some ruins too. All without tons of driving or changing hotels every night – this is an excellent region for seeing a lot in a small area.
We are once again joining our epic NGO partner: Unlocking Silent Histories. They work to introduce film-making to indigenous youths, whose voices are often unheard, drowned out, or not shared in the first place. USH works to train youths and local staff in the art of documentary film-making so they have the tools to tell their own stories, for themselves. We believe in this message strongly and are really excited about this partnership.
There’s a catch for this particular trip: in October 2019, USH was robbed by someone they trusted. Their entire office was emptied out: 8 years worth of camera gear, laptops, and other donations is gone – and their bank account was emptied. They are back at square one. And we’re right there with them, ready to show these youths they’re worth the effort. We will come with plenty of donations, and of course a cash donation when our time is done. If you believe that supporting indigenous or youth stories is important, join us to re-equip USH and show up for these kids and stand with them.
USH desires to bring photography into their skill set for the youths, how it can stand alone as a storytelling art and also how it can inform and inspire film-making too. No video experience is required to join this trip, however if it interests you it will also be available and discussed.
Join us for a pretty amazing adventure through Guatemala!