THE FOLLOW UP
A documentary film exploring the notion of real human experiences
and the passage of time. BY MAGGIE PADLEWSKA
Because the past has the power to help inform and inspire our future...
In 2009 I set off on a solo mission to document the stories, concerns and warnings of indigenous communities that the media didn't care about. Today, as the world seeks solutions to its many problems, the global community is beginning to gain interest in traditional and sustainable knowledge and to take notice of the messages being conveyed by the planet's greatest defenders.
I aim to produce a documentary film that explores the impact(s) of time, and in most cases - global inaction, to highlight the need for a heightened cultural and environmental awareness, traditional knowledge and sustainable living methods among an increasingly urbanized global community.
Told through the combination of my archives and present follow-up missions, I aim to obtain the answers to a series of simple questions that I believe will leave audiences with much to ponder while exposing the fragility of our natural environment and planet, as well as the ongoing threats against traditional knowledge and the people who ultimately hold the keys to our natural existence.
If you had a message for the world today, what would it be?
THE ULTIMATE QUESTION