Montevideo, Uruguay – As friends, family and colleagues celebrate the first bright offerings of spring in the north, here in the southern hemisphere we are heading deep into fall. And with the change in seasons we pause for a moment of reflection and to share an update on production of our documentary AFRO URUGUAY: FORWARD TOGETHER (for folks new to the project, check out a clip and overview here).
We landed on December 17, 2012 and have been working the long days of summer in the south to their fullest. It has been a terrific and eventful season here in Montevideo with more than a dozen shoot days in Montevideo, Canelones, Atlántida, Melo and Durazno. Below is a map with the points of production highlighted. Click through and check it out.
We have been blessed with great contacts and generous hosts throughout.
Here are some highlights from the road:
A thousand thanks as always to our many supporters – donors and volunteers! We certainly would not be here and able to do this work without your generous donations of time and money.
We hope to have another update for you again in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please feel free to leave a comment below, give us a shout on our facebook page, or write to us directly at contact(at)irisfilms(dot)org.