Challenges of Filming a Foreign Culture

by Peter D. Marshall

by Anne C. Nguyen.

Okay you would have to agree with me here, filming foreign cultures can be quite challenging, especially when you don’t know heads or tails about it. It gets more tough when the script given to you is in an alien language, and even more when the production crew has to translate every word and subtle motions that go with it for the actors who are talking with each other in their own separate languages! Phew!

Quite recently this is what he had to face in shooting ‘Eritrea’s Lost Guy’. We had to translate cultural messages into a cinematic language.

We are just wrapping up the production as I write this, but already we can see that this wedding video is unlike what we have ever done. It’s a re-creation of the actual event for others in the community to appreciate.

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