Down the Stream
Down the Stream is Chi Mai's documentary and editorial debut!
This beautiful short film gives us a rare glimpse into the lives of Vietnamese children who live and move and have their being on the water. The staccato editing, the splash of paddles, the dreams of young girls, the stutter, the hope, the heartbreak, the wonder, the fish (both dead and alive!) - it all works together to take our breath away!
And, what's more: twelve days after this video was uploaded onto Vimeo and shared on Facebook, the filmmaker and her crew received such an overwhelmingly warm response from the people of Vietnam that they are now developing a mobile school and creativity centre for these amazing kids.
Hope springs eternal - happy almost new year!
The SALT Team