Solomon Islands workshop - Day 2
HONIARA, Solomon Islands, 19 July 2011 - Day 2 of the workshop here in Honiara and we start the day with recalling the story ideas from yesterday. One by one we briefly talk to all the participants and then we have a list of six films that we can start producing already today.
Daniel (15) had a funny idea. He wants to advocate for better hygiene and so he offers a "free hand wash" in the streets of Honiara. Armed with a bucket full of water, soap and a towel - and a camera, of course - he sets out to check the reaction of the people.
Eileen (18) wants to make a film about child labor and so we drive out towards Henderson Airport where the local carwash is located. To our surprise, it is a river. The cars and trucks drive down a dirt road and straight onto the river shore from where they back up into the water. Then several children come running down the slopes and start washing the cars in the river.
Once this film is shot, we continue to Tuvaruhu village outside of Honiara where he find the perfect location for three films. While one group films the story about teenage pregnancy inside one of the village houses, Wanta and another small group walk around and ask the village inhabitants what they know about HIV/AIDS.
Dark clouds move in over the hills and the shooting of film #5 has to be stopped for a while when the rain starts pouring down. Finally it clears up and we can finish Dick's film where the main actor gets drunk and listens to the beer can, literally that is, because in this OneMinutesJr video, even the cans can talk…
More shooting is on the agenda for tomorrow, the third day of the workshop, and it looks like we will even return to the village for that, so it is just a temporary good-bye for now.