Blog Posting by Lou Baron, Culture and Communication ‘23, minors in Spanish and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies.
I haven’t boarded an airplane in over a year.
Yet, in the last three weeks, I traveled around the world.
1. The Home Office of a South African Filmmaker
Before FLEFF began, I interviewed director, editor and producer Catherine Meyburgh. While my full profile focused on her experience making the documentary Dying for Gold, Meyburgh also provided insight on how she became a storyteller in the first place.
Growing up in Apartheid South Africa, storytelling was a necessity.
She reflected that, “There’s a time when you naturally become a storyteller...because news needs to be out there.”
Meyburgh’s perspective cracked open a window into life in Johannesburg.