ALL TOO OFTEN the archetypal “travel story” seems told from the POV of a gringo / gringa leaving his or her home ground for some other — often cheaper — place such as Latin America. This reinforces stereotypes and notions that travel is predicated on privilege.
The reality, though, is that if you travel long enough you’ll find travelers — nómades — from all different socio-economic classes and places. Probably the place I saw this more than anywhere was in Ecuador, home of filmmaker Raul Cabrera.
Nómad-A is an on-fire example of what travel journalism can be: capturing voices and stories — not just stoke, but sacrifices people have made — in a super transparent and authentic way. From the film description:
Raul was 7 years old he pretended that his closet was a three dimensional doorway, which could transport him to any place he wished. Two decades later, the portal is still open, taking him on incredible adventures to live in some of the remotest places on earth.
Nómad-A is the story of an Ecuadorian boy, who made the decision to abandon his home country to chase his dreams, Peter-pan-style. Whilst on the road, he has met thousands of individuals, many of whom made deep impressions shaping his journey and who he was to become. Strangers soon became friends, not only offering a couch and a home cooked meal, but also providing moral support and inspiration, giving Raul the fuel and encouragement to continue his non-stop migration.
Nómad-A, gathers stories and odysseys of courageous people from every corner of the world; unique individuals who chose to live a alternative lifestyle in order to follow their dreams.
Enjoy and stay stoked.