Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Day three complete and I am exhausted...
Today was a great day of shooting. Stressful, as everything is with run and gun shooting on a DSLR, but interesting topics to cover.
We started of with environmental issues and visited a community that has open sewage running through their area. We interviewed people in a food shop next to the sewage river about health concerns and what can be done to help. Was hard to get close to it, but I've learned to bring gum and keep chewing, ignoring the smell. Next was a community built around a small lake/stream that floods during rainy season. No help from the government, so they started to build their own retaining wall out of swamp grass bundled up in knots. Last stop was talking to children selling items in a very large market area. Why do they sell? How much do they keep and who gets the money? Interesting to see children with no real hope, but just trying to help their family survive in most cases.
On a side note, someone stole our hubcap while we were moving slowly in traffic. I was in the back seat and some people started to point and shout at the driver as a young man ran away with his hubcap. He stopped the car in the middle of the road and gave chase, but came up short. Just earlier someone stole his turn signal light when it was parked. People steal parts off of cars to sell. He even said later they will try to sell your part back to you (if you don't get a good look at them). Also got a good case of sunburn today. Hopefully I will not become a crispy critter tomorrow. All par for the course.
Sorry about the lack of media and quick write up. Slow connection and it is after midnight. I am beyond tired. Will add media after the trip.