CONTINUING THE JOURNEY....

Because I believe that the

past can help inform and 

inspire our future...

"2009 was the year that changed the trajectory of my professional, and personal, life... It was a decade ago, that I embarked on my first solo journey as an independent video journalist seeking to raise awareness of the communities the media didn't care about..." 

- Maggie Padlewska

THE FOLLOW UP

THE PROPOSAL 

REAL STORIES,

REAL PEOPLE

REVISTED 

 As we focus on the future, let's not repeat the mistakes of the past... 

The Concept:

 

SINCE 2009 I've been travelling around the world (alone with my most basic gear), with the hope of raising awareness about the issues, people and stories that the media didn't care about. From human rights violations, environmental abuses to courageous struggles and achievements - the newsroom often perceived my stories as too isolated, too far-removed or insignificant (even when they involved direct links to the global consciousness, national and international policies and/or our very own government)

 

While I tried, the general appetite for such stories was far from what we're witnessing right now...

 

BORDERS NO LONGER DEFINE THE RELEVANCE OF GLOBALLY-SIGNIFICANT
STORIES

Unlike a decade ago, globally-minded conversations are now thriving online! 

2019: When the Amazon Rainforest ignites in flames,

the world unites in the struggle!

BTGUT 

BUT THE TRUTH IS, THE AMAZON HAS BEEN BURNING FOR DECADES...

(THE WAORANI COMMUNITY AND I TRIED TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT IN 2012)

 

THE TFU PROPOSAL

As oppose to chasing news and today's headline-gripping stories, I NEED to go BACK, to revisit the people, families, communities and stories that helped inspire and shape me into the globally-conscious and concerned person that I am today. I want to explore how neglect, inaction and the passage of time have affected the realities and lives of those who headed global pleas and warnings when few cared to listen.

Episode 1 | Ngobe Bugle People, PANAMA

HEALTHCARE: Is it a Human Right?

Should everyone have the right to be free of easily curable diseases?

Episode 4 | Guaymi People, COSTA RICA

TRADITIONAL WISDOM: A True Understanding of Nature

Modern Science VS Indigenous Wisdom: Is the world neglecting

the most important voices? 

Episode 4 | Guaymi People, COSTA RICA

TRADITIONAL WISDOM: A True Understanding of Nature

Modern Science VS Indigenous Wisdom: Is the world neglecting

the most important voices? 

Episode 2 | Embera People, PANAMA

CULTURAL TOURISM: Exploitation or Education?

Is cultural tourism benefiting or devastating indigenous 

cultures? 

Episode 5 | First Nations People, CANADA

HUMAN RIGHTS: Outspoken Freedom Fighters 

Hunger Strikes, Marches and Mass Protests: Does the world to listen? 

Episode 5 | First Nations People, CANADA

HUMAN RIGHTS: Outspoken Freedom Fighters 

Hunger Strikes and Marches: Does the world to listen? 

Episode 3 | Waorani People, AMAZON, ECUADOR

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS: The Real Cost of Ignorance & Time

Why did the world wait this long to listen to environmental defenders?

Episode 6 | Rama People, NICARAGUA

TRADITIONAL LANGUAGES: Their Significance & Importance 

What does the world lose when a 

language becomes extinct?

Episode 6 | Rama People, NICARAGUA

TRADITIONAL LANGUAGES: Their Significance & Importance 

What does the world lose when a 

language becomes extinct?