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To the Balkans & Beyond (english)

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  • 1. To the BALKANS & Beyond
  • 2. TheBalkansandSoutheasternEurope
  • 3. To The Balkans & Beyond - The Series
    Synopsis
    On May 2011, 4 Latin-American friends - along with a professional and young film crew - start an adventure on a journey of discovery through the complex human and physic geography of the Balkans.
    Their transport: a car. The pilots: themselves. The travel plan: travel through 13 Southeastern European countries, in 3 months. Their aim: demystify the image of the countries they are going to visit, revealing the many faces that are rarely shown: luxuriant nature, ancient history, rich traditions and cultures. Teeming capitals e quiet villages. Folklore and pop culture. Contrasts and diversity.
    The final destiny of this expedition is going to be Guča Festival: one of the biggest music festivals in the world, exclusively dedicated to trumpet folk music.
    Along the way, the 4 travelers and their crew will come across and interview locals as well as personalities, witness different kinds of events, experience music, culture and tradition of each of these 13 countries and it’s ethnicities. This expedition will be transformed on a TV documentary series, with potential to be broadcasted all around the world.
  • 4. To TheBalkans & Beyond-The Series
  • 5. To The Balkans & Beyond - The Series
    Authorsandtravelers
    The 4 authors and travelers of the project “To the Balkans & Beyond” are enthusiastic researchers of Balkan and Eastern European culture. They are:
    Andrei Moyssiadis: 22 years old, originally from São Paulo (Brazil) but of greek and portuguese heritage. He’s graduated in audio-visuals and he’s also a balkan beats DJ.
    ChicaBatella: 26 years old, originally from Rio, although raised in Itaparica, Bahia. She’s graduated in Fine Arts, studied cinema and is currently studying dance and taking part on a Balkan folk dance group.
    Maria Almeida: 25 years old, born in Brasilia to a portuguese father and brazilian mother but raised in Rio. She’s a balkan beats DJ, a party producer, costume designer and also takes part on a Balkan folk dance group.
    Sol Provvidente: 33 years old, originally argentinean but raised in Rio de Janeiro. She’s a balkan beats DJ, a party producer, classic ballet dancer and also graduated in Psychomotricity.
  • 6.  
    Desmistificar os Balkans e o sudeste europeu, mostrando através da cultura, música e tradições de cada um dos países visitados que existe muito mais do que a mídia nos mostra.
     
    To The Balkans & Beyond-The Series
    gOals
    Demystify the Balkans and Southeastern Europe, showing through folklore, music and traditions of each of the 13 visited countries the rich cultural and ethnic diversity that exists in this region of the world, still very little positively explored by the media.
    In big capitals as well as in the most remote villages, the 4 travelers will experience an immersion in the local way of life, registering everything under a special point of view, always as distant as possible of a mere touristic standpoint.
  • 7. To The Balkans & Beyond - TheSeries
    justifications
    • A series or documentary focused on Southeastern Europe and it’s rich cultural diversity has never been done;
    • 8. The view of 4 latin-american youngsters, passionate for this region, it’s customs and traditions add a special identity to this project;
    • 9. Breaking the paradigms that people have about this region, a new point view will be directed into this region, possibly creating new perspectives;
    • 10. Establishment of a cultural exchange;
    • 11. Tear down mis-concepts, showing that something that feels so distant and different of our culture is, in fact, much similar than one could possibly imagine.
  • To The Balkans & Beyond-The Series
     
    Desmistificar os Balkans e o sudeste europeu, mostrando através da cultura, música e tradições de cada um dos países visitados que existe muito mais do que a mídia nos mostra.
     
    Topicsapproachedonthe series
    In 10 episodes of 45 minutes each, the series To the Balkans & Beyond will approach the following topics:
    • Folklore of each of the visited countries, showing how it coexist s with contemporaneity;
    • 12. Cultural aspects (music, dance, cuisine, fashion, visual arts and cinema);
    • 13. Geographic aspects (landscapes and nature);
    • 14. Historical aspects (museums, ruins, archeological sites, churches and temples, castles, palaces and so on);
    • 15. Interviews with people and personalities from each of the visited countries (musicians, artists, famous locals and so on);
    • 16. Visits to festivals, parties, gigs and other cultural manifestations;
    • 17. Participation in folk dance workshops;
    • 18. DJing in clubs, parties and festivals in each of the visited countries;
  • To The Balkans & Beyond - The Series
     
    Desmistificar os Balkans e o sudeste europeu, mostrando através da cultura, música e tradições de cada um dos países visitados que existe muito mais do que a mídia nos mostra.
     
    Series’ by-products
    Blog
    Updated (at least) weekly along the journey, with exclusive material like videos, pictures, music for download, recipes, travel diary, trivia, traditional costumes and urban fashion photos and so on.
    Book “Wish I could reach you in Belgrade”
    Publishing of the book written before and during the trip, by Maria Almeida.
    Photo Diary
    Publishing of the photo diary made by Sol, during the trip.
    CD - compilation
    Release of a music compilation not only of the tracks used on the soundtrack of the series, but also with exclusive tracks from the musicians, bands and DJs interviewed along the journey.
  • 19. To The Balkans & Beyond - The Series
     
    Desmistificar os Balkans e o sudeste europeu, mostrando através da cultura, música e tradições de cada um dos países visitados que existe muito mais do que a mídia nos mostra.
     
    INFO & CONTACT
    During the months of July and August 2010, part of our crew will be in Serbia, searching for partners, supporters and sponsors for this project.
    If there’s some interest by your part in knowing more about this project, or if you’re interested in talking to our crew, please write to:
    tothebalkansandbeyond@gmail.com
    Thanks for your attention,
    • To the Balkans and Beyond crew

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