My age is really playing up! I came home from dinner and opened the “new post” page for my blog in order to write about our adventures yesterday. Somehow I laid down on the bed for a moment, maybe to watch the news first. All this was around 10pm. Next thing I know is I wake up at 4am!! And I didn’t even drink a drop of alcohol during dinner!! 🙂
Anyway, the post wasn’t going to be that long anyway. The shooting day was relatively short because in the morning I had a meeting with the country-director of UNICEF. I had heard they are (finally?) doing work on teenage pregnancies in extreme poverty, so I figured we could be of help to each other. She was extremely interested in our work, and referred me to meet with some of her staff today.
I have been thinking lately that the material we are shooting, of which 97% won’t find its way into the film, could be of use to many. Academics, researchers, social workers, etc. We are really creating quite a unique study of day-to-day life on the streets and it would be a pity to throw it away once the film has been cut. Why not make theme-based educational modules for instance? Or a version of the film with a booklet for schools. That kind of thing.
The shoot in the afternoon was ok. No big events. Today is my last day here and I have a long list of things I need to do before getting out of here. Better get to it.