Interview with Documentary Filmmakers in Search of Camel Cheese
The What Took You So Long Foundation is dedicated to the cause of cross-cultural understanding through artistic media. More specifically, the organization, founded in 2008, produces documentary film work that seeks out "unsung" stories in often neglected regions of the world -- at least from a Western perspective. Recently, three young filmmakers, two of them co-founders of WTYSL, began a journey to tell a story about cheeses made from camel's milk. With an itinerary that will lead them through more than 15 countries with camel-centric history, the team has already broadened its understanding and its mission -- and the journey has only begun.
I had a chance to speak via Skype to the filmmakers while they were in a holding pattern in Khorgas, China, which is just on the Kazakhstan border. The people interviewed are as follows:
Phillippa Young - Co-Producer/Researcher/Writer (U.K.)
Sebastian Lindstrom - Co-Producer and Co-Founder of WTYSL (Sweden)
Alicia Sully - Filmmaker and Co-Founder of WTYSL (USA)
My conversation with them lasted about 30 minutes, and the interview is presented below in two parts.
Audio - Interview Part I
Audio - Interview Part II
Video - How It's Made
See how Mongolian camel's milk cheese is made in this brief and fun video from WTYSL.
For more information about What Took You So Long, go to: www.whattookyousolong.org
Photos courtesy of WTYSL.
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