One of the children has had a video project at school and Robert was roped in to help with a bit of video editing and inspiration. The video project was to highlight the need to Recycle, Reuse, Reduce And Respect. Eknath was a little unsure where to start. His first thought was, how about a bit of plagiarism. He spent the previous night looking on the internet and 'found’ text which he would read to the camera. We couldn’t accept this, and I don't think teacher meant that sort of recycling. Eknath had a bit of a shock when Robert said, 'NO', you can't use that. 'You need to think about what happens around where you live'.
Eknath went out into the big bad world with a trusty camera (provided by Nathalie) to video whatever he could find and later used a mobile phone to video much of it. After a few days he came back with a few clips, some great video of the men stocking up their bike with new 'recycled' items to exchange for broken plastic, video of cows eating plastic, a local river which was brimming with plastic waste and lots more. Unfortunately, writing the content was not so easy for him, but after a few attempts he really got the hang of it and managed to create a 6 minute video of why we should recycle. As well as videoing Eknath had to construct a basic storyboard and also record the voice over for the video. It is suprising how much effort is required to create a small bit of film. His video will be shown at the Kala Academy in Panjim.