|Dirty boots from our last trip in April|
Its been approximately a year since our last blog post, which was a slightly raging open letter to NPR, regarding an article by Alastair Bland that we felt strongly opposed to. Very little of what we read rang true regarding the things we were seeing and experiencing for ourselves as we filmed in Bolivia.
We were tempted many times to take on some of the questions and dismissive remarks made in the comments on our blog post. Ultimately we decided not to. Partly as the film we are making will do that for us, and well mostly, because anyone commenting as “Anonymous” doesn't really deserve a reply.
We were back among the quinoa farming countryside of Bolivia living with, and filming alongside the farming communities for a few more weeks in April this year. We should have probably updated our activities, but as the poorly researched articles continued to ooze out, including some from highly regarded mainstream outlets, such as The Guardian, we thought it best to remain tight lipped and just get on with our project.
|Mike and Mike at the edit table...|
We are happy to report that the editing process for the film is under way and the whole thing is slowly coming together.
Thank you to the many organisations and individuals that have directly contacted us regarding our experiences in Bolivia. As the debate rages regarding spiraling prices and other negative aspects of quinoa production, we look forward to bringing you the faces and voices of the people who work directly in the fields, as they have done for thousands of years.