These 3 Videos Will Show You How Much You Don’t Move, Learn, or Eat
Rick Mereki is a Melbourne-based independent filmmaker whose work not only charms, but also reminds me of just how much there is to see in this little big world. Armed with two cameras and the simple concepts of movement, learning, and food, Mereki set off with his two collaborators—cinematographer and editor Tim White, and actor Andrew Lees—all around the world, journeying 38,000 miles over 44 days and 18 flights through 11 countries.
A triptych of glorious, high-definition video was the result of these travels. Using short clips from countless locations and visually distinctive environments, each short film is guided by a visual motif that creates the feeling of a seamless, single story. From tall plains to cobbled alleyways, Mereki and co. are willing to move, learn, and eat:
It’s certainly no eat, pray, love; there’s no heady spiritual overtone, no overwrought love story. But best of all is probably the fact that it’s all real. They really went out into the world, confirming that there’s so much out there that we have yet to see. Mereki reports that they filmed a terrabyte of video!
Perhaps our reality at home is not by choice, or is limited by responsibility. But for those fortunate enough to have the choice, and the freedom—and two to three thousand US dollars saved up, as well as vacation days to spare—I would suggest looking up around the world tickets.
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