Extract from the first draft of “Journey to the West’ – an audio-visual spoken word podcast from the travel journal of filmmaker Mark Shea
“A world traveler returns to his own country to explore it’s West Coast on a motorcycle. An exercise in simplicity, camping out and getting off the beaten track. Exploring a stylistic technique of using photos, video, spoken word and atmospheric music from daily journals. This is Australia now!”
One of the great joys I get from travel is to experience how things really work in foreign cultures. If I was to just listen to mainstream news, I'd probably feel the world was a dangerous place! Travel teaches me that despite cultural differences, we all just really want the same things! In this playlist I've put together some videos that dig a little deeper, that leave the safety of the resort pool, to find out how things really work! Poverty, Crime, drugs, prostitution, deforestation, dictators, war, indigenous rights and homelessness.