A little later than expected - Daniel and Joel reporting on the film project from New York City.
We were in the U.S.A from September 11th - September 18th 2008.
Since then we have visited Spain (for more information see previous Blogs) and we are set to fly to Morocco on October 12th.
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Please see below a small selection of pictures from New York.
1. A group of elderly peace protestors outside one of the large plazas in Manhattan. The protestors were from all over the world and were protesting against the USA’s military activity abroad.
2. Welcome to Harlem. We spent a lot of time here during our stay in the Big Apple.
3. Coney Island. We discovered pockets of Eastern European and Russian students living in the south of Brooklyn. Most of them had come to see the fairground before it (more…)
So, what is New York like and what have we been doing here!?
I landed at JFK airport on September 11th with Joel, my trusty cameraman, and our compact collection of recording equipment. The first New York citizen we met was a jolly Polish lady behind the transport information desk. I spoke with her in her native tongue about life in the city and she told me that the city is a great place to live and that we should easily be able to find lots of interesting people for our project.
We soon boarded our shuttle bus to the city and while we travelled along the course stretches of highway, I spoke with two Lithuanian passengers who were sharing our ride. I had a few questions about Cyrillic script which they were more than happy to help me out with… I want to be able to understand at least some Russian by the time (more…)
Firstly, a big thank you to EVERYBODY who contributed to the last blog on Cambridge. I have read all of your comments and look forward to keeping in touch with everyone as the project moves ahead.
We are currently working with LSI New York in Manhattan. We have already met with the school director and several eager students from all over the world who will be taking part in the project in the next few days. For more information about the school we are collaborating with, please (more…)