Day 89 of 159

Carried my camera around Nyon and Geneva for a day to document what 24 hours in my study abroad program looks like.

I’m enrolled in SIT’s Banking, Finance and Social Responsibility program in Switzerland. SIT programs are characterized by homestays and site visits (i.e. field learning). Because I filmed on a Friday, the day is a little different than normal, but the house, commute, campus and thoughts are all there  🙂

Afyon: A Short Documentary on Opiate Use

Afyon is a short documentary that considers the differences between predominantly exogenous and endogenously stimulated lifestyles. It was filmed in Washington, a state that is currently struggling with increasing opiate use (especially amongst young adults), but at the same time is well known for it’s culture of fitness, healthy/organic eating, sustainability and highly educated, wealthy population.

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-educated-states-map-2014-3 ]

http://adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2013-02.pdf ]

Putting the life of a Triathlete and user in a juxtaposition, Afyon illustrates the different ways both lifestyles stimulate the brains natural reward circuitry, fulfilling our inherent drive for pleasure.

Afyon was created for my senior project, which I completed at the Seattle Waldorf High School. I edited it on Final Cut Pro X and filmed it with a Nikon D5100 – fixed 50mm lens and cheap external mic. Hope you enjoy.

The Whale

“Consider, once more, the universal cannibalism of the sea; all whose creatures prey upon each other, carrying on eternal war since the world began . . . Consider all this; and then turn to the green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?”

– Moby Dick, Herman Melville

Photos taken at Third Beach, Washington.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

If you had the luxury of shopping organic this Thanksgiving, the genetics of your big meal is no mystery. But if you didn’t, your left to guess if your turkey is GMO or NO.