Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dragons Global Video Project

First fruits of my travels in Asia, and collaborations with good people worldwide... more to come!

This video was created entirely with images, words, and music recorded by Dragons students and instructors in collaboration with local communities (representing 15 countries) who shared their homes, temples, villages, families, music and presence with us. Over 100 contributors from around the world conspired to weave together the poetry and magic of this experimental collaboration, "Where There Be Dragons' Global Video Project."

Where There Be Dragons is a community of educators with the collective aim to guide authentic, rugged and profound cross-cultural experiences that expose the beautiful and complex realities of the developing world.

More videos to come soon. If you've been on a Dragons program, stay tuned for an open invitation to send in your (past, present, future) videos to contribute and participate in this ongoing project. If you want to know more about Dragons, visit to learn about who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

IMAGES filmed by (in order of appearance):
India, Tibet, China, Nepal, Thailand, Bolivia, Peru - Mateo Hinojosa
Silk Road, China - McKay Barrow
Laos, Cambodia, China - Caleb Brooks
Burma, China - Stew Motta
Morocco - Allanna Hearn
Burma - Kara Wong
Guatemala - Juan Salvador Galich
Indonesia - Aaron Slosberg
Peru - Annelies Hamerlinck
Rwanda - Jamie Persons
Rwanda - Ariana DeToro-Forlenza
Jordan - Sarah Hay
Jordan - Paul Fean
Nepal - Amrit Ale

MUSIC created by: Art Vandelay (Andes and Amazon 2010)
FLUTE played by: Zach Sirotkin (Himalayan Studies, 2012)
SITAR and TABLA: Ravindra Goswami, Ram Chandra Pandit, Narendra Mishra, Kishore Mishra
VOICES singing: the children of Ale Gau Elementary School, Nepal

VOICES reflecting:
China Princeton bridge year - Yun-Yun Li
China South of the Clouds - Eli Rosenthal, Chloe Larkin, Jihelah Greenwald, Alexis Cheney
SE Asia Mekong semester - Sami Burke, Allyson Quigley, Cody Barnes, Lindsey Kelley
Himalayan Studies semester - Madison Shankle, Nicholas Gredin, Soffe Watson

STUDENTS and INSTRUCTORS appearing* and collaborating:
Henry Casserly*

Nathaniel Aron
Katherine Blenko
Zoe Ettinger
Katie Fee
Marley Forest
Irene Garcia
Abigail hester
Erik Janson
Margaret Leshner
Alexandra Lovaas
Grey Martin-Buhrdorf
Ye Thao

Jack Betz
Jacob Binzen
Grace Cawdrey
Cooper Feltes
Michele Ferrari
Juliana Heffern
Andrea Herrera
Charles Myers
Julia Rosenheim
Catherine Von Holt
Andrew Wofford

Eliza Browning*
Alexis Cheney*
Evan Gastman*
Jihelah Greenwald*
William Hallett
Chloe Larkin*
Kira Tebbe
Eli Rosenthal*
Talia Brooks-Salzman
Rachel Chen
Justin Kierskey*
Sara Galvin
Stew Motta*

Zach Ashley*

Thomas Denenberg*
Sean Fentress*
Nicholas Gladstone*
Eva Horner*
Lucky Jackson*
Cecelia Jeffrey*
Maya Katz-Ali*
Sarah Knapp*
Julia Reichard*
Natalia Shevin*
Jenna Spitzer*
Elizabeth Teach*
Eleanor Tremayne*
Matthew Collaciello-Williams*
Elizabeth Johnson
Bantu Pandey*

Emily Armstrong*
William Brokaw*
Eliza Culhane*
Peter Foster*
Lauren Harper*
Naya Herman*
Alyssa Isabelle*
Lyda Langford*
Olivia Rothberg*
Cassidy Schultz*
Scout Vernon*

Emma Lister*
Leo Lou*
Franscis Balken*
Olivia Markbreiter*
Marshall Surowiec*
Justin Vogel*
Brendan Powell*
Forrest Stone*

Cody Barnes*
Sampor Burke*
Henry Copeland*
Solara Farquhar*
Thacher Hoch*
Lindsey Kelley*
Benjamin Pratt*
Allyson Quigley*
Oliver Rock*
Caleb Brooks*
Sarah Galvin*
Jesse Millet*

Alex Ding*
Jackson Kenna
Anna Klink
Benjamin Marrow
Deina Mejia
Amber Nielsen
Sharon Shuppe

Laura Aldridge*
Emily Alford*
Hayley Drury
Maya Fielder*
Nicholas Gredin*
Morgan Mamon
Anna Medina*
Amara Ames
Charles Nunziato*
Emily Tatro*
Sebastian Vasquez*
Japhy Dhungana*
Hillary Sites*
Gavin Turner
Madison Shankle*
John Wyrough*
Andrew Billson*
Joshua Kohnstam*
Soffe Watson*
Margaret Sears*
Emily Fields*
Stacey Morris*
Zachary Sirotkin*
Christine Lifton
Amrit Ale
Germaine Bartlett-Graff
Derek Shephard*

Jamie Whalen*
Annelies Hamerlinck

Cameron Barker
Isabel Castellanos
Bermeley Ferreras*
Finn Freymann*
Oumourumana Jalloh*
Gerardo Jauregui*
Calum McGuckin*
Dilsy Mendez
Alice Woods
Ariana DeToro-
Jamie Persons*

Silk Road:
Jack Rosenberg*
Roger Mittnacht*
Robert Hutchins*

Alyssa Li*

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Where are all the people at?

mostly in Indian subcontinent and E China, it appears...