From the hundreds of independent film festivals happening every year around the world, some are more unmissable than others. They have been around for quite a while (some even before the indie film hype), they have proven themselves as strong players in the industry, and they continue to attract followers and fans year after year. Without any particular order, these are the 10 top independent film festivals not to miss in your lifetime.
What can we as travelers do to respect and protect cultural heritage? How do we know if we are supporting the right tour companies and are doing what its best to the host country’s economy? Should we take tours to rural villages in Africa, visit slums in India and favelas in Brazil?
I first met Vera in Bairro Alto about five years ago in one of her exhibits. Her portraits showed people from the inside out (stripped but not vulnerable), that natural and clear. This, to me, is Vera’s signature.