Adriana and Geoff of 925 Films were an awesome duo who joined us in Guatemala this past April for a week-long filming trip, capturing the stories of families who live without electricity and lighting for our new solar light bulb initiative, launching later this summer. We got Adriana to share her top 5 favorite things about the trip…
1. It was our first time visiting any country in Central America and was an amazing experience! The people were very friendly and welcoming.
2. The food was delicious! Although I love beans, and nothing can take that love away, I will always remember my favorite lunch: we had gone to Patzicia to visit villages where their primary source of income is agriculture and I had the most delicious vegetables – you could seriously taste how fresh they were! I think even the meat eaters were envious 😉
3. I’ll always remember Zacapa, a village without ectricity, and so families have to do their evening routines by candlelight (with just ONE candle!). The first night when it became too dark to film, Geoff had to turn on his huge camera light, and the smiles on the kids’ faces were priceless! They started dancing and singing, and it reminded me of my childhood growing up. It made me realize that these kids are missing a very important part of their childhood – from being able to do their homework at night, to playing with their friends until bed time.
4. In Patzicia, after we had spoken to a woman and her son all day, she gave me a beautiful traditional cloth that she had made. She thanked us for what we were doing to help women and families in her community and told us how important it is to her that women are empowered.
5. The scenery is beautiful! We had the opportunity to travel to a few different villages hours outside of Guatemala City on both sides of the country, and from the desert to the more mountainous areas, it was all beautiful! We were also fortunate enough to stay a few days after working with Good Neighbors, and visited Antigua and Lago Atitlan – also very beautiful places!
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Adriana! Learn more about 925 Films here.