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    12 years ago, some of my newsroom colleagues worried that my solo mission as a one-woman-crew  
    video journalist, was too "difficult and dangerous" to execute alone... ​

"Crossed Spears"(2012)

Documenting the plight of Waorani warriors fighting to

save the Amazon Rainforest. (AMAZON, ECUADOR)

Since I first left the newsroom in 2009...

I reached 18 Indigenous communities, documented and shared dozens of news and feature stories from remote regions in 14 countries, and invested thousands of unpaid production hours, gallons of sweat, and countless blisters to my work as an
independent messenger.

Dear Friends - My mission is far from over, and I am

now asking for your HELP to keep going.


Thank you so much for being here! The following is a brief introduction of who I am and my personal journey as a lone messenger.  After more than a decade, I remain strongly committed to my work and continue to feel it necessary...

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Dear Friends - my mission is far from over, and I am asking for YOUR help to keep going. 


 OCTOBER 2020...

Given the current state of our world, and the challenging scenario in which we now find ourselves as a result of this global pandemic, we all know that -  things have changed drastically!


Personally, my plans as a travelling documentarian and messenger have been put on hold. 


I do, however, find myself in a country with incredible people and countless stories that I believe have the power to inspire us - GLOBALLY - with experiences, thoughts and ideas that transcend borders. 

Having lived through unimaginable horror, Cambodians are among the most resilient, kind, hard-working and beautiful people I have ever met. Being a guest in their country, I owe it to my hosts to amplify their stories.   

If you'd like to contribute or have any questions please do not hesitate to get  in touch: (
OR make monthly-contributions (from 3$ or more) via Patreon - a platform that supports independent creators!



You chose an amount that you'd like to contribute monthly in order to allow creators, or unfunded journalists like myself, to get by and to keep producing. 

In my case, this becomes a form of income that will allow me to sustain myself, to cover fieldwork expenses and to keep working independently.​

If you'd like to support my work, I invite you to click on this button for more information on how

you can help - every dollar goes a long way!



- Maggie Padlewska -