Hitchhiking Across the Pacific Ocean
The South Pacific Islands are home to lush vegetation, multicoloured waters, beaches of fine sand, and cultures with rich histories. However, these islands also face major environmental issues. Rising sea levels, soil salinization, significant biodiversity deterioration, and pollution by plastics are daily sources of concern for the people of Tahiti, Fifi, Tuvalu, and Marquesas and thousands of other islands and archipelagos in the region. The situation pushed the Montréal-based cinematographer, photographer, and director Guillaume Beaudoin to embark on a seven-month sailing journey, hitchhiking across the entire South Pacific Islands in order to document local community stories and initiatives working to fight against climate change. Guillaume will share his unique journey with the help of his photos and videos.
Guillaume Beaudoin is a filmmaker, photographer, and director. Since 2013, he has worked in more than 20 countries, including encounters with the great pyramids of Egypt and Vanuatu communities, on top of taking part, among others, in the massive Ocean Clean Up expedition. On March 31, 2017, Guillaume left Montréal to embark on an incredible solo odyssey that would take him across 8,000 nautical miles [15,000 km]. This journey allowed him to meet inspiring people, discover their initiatives to fight back against climate change, and share, through images, these revelations with the rest of the world.