World Nomads Travel Scholarship
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Kick start your documentary career by going on assignment deep into the Mai Chau Valley with documentary producer Trent O'donnell(who filmed the Positive Footprints screened on Nat Geo Adventure Channel).
Trekking with a team of 20 volunteer doctors who will be providing vital medical services to remote hill tribes, you will create your own short video documentary.
The lucky scholarship recipient will have their documentary considered for broadcast on Nat Geo Adventure
Your assignment brief:
We'll fly you to Vietnam from your country of residence.
You will join a Buffalo Tours trek with a team of volunteer doctors deep into the picturesque Mai Chau Valley.
Their mission is to set up temporary health clinics to provide vital medical services to remote hill tribes, many of whom have never seen a Doctor before.
Your mission is to tell their story.
You need to be available between August 22 and September 2, 2009 to participate on the Medical Trek.
Under the mentorship of documentary film-maker Trent O'donnell you will shoot a video documentary about the Medical Trek.
You will keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this plus pictures you've taken to your World Nomads travel journal.
You will edit together your 3 minute documentary and submit it to Nat Geo Adventure and World Nomads within 2 months of your return.
Anyone can apply - this is open to film students, lovers of film or anyone who's trying to build a career in documentary making!
Minimum age 18 with a current passport.
You should be a mad-keen auteur with a lust for adventure and a desire to enhance your documentary filmmaking skills.
You must be fit, healthy, and excited by the prospect of trekking up to 7 hours a day!
Deadline: July 5th
For more information and application, visit: World Nomads Travel Scholarship Website