A Map for Saturday
11/3/2012 Saturday. Woke up this morning and I thought it would be appropriate to write about one of my favorite documentaries, A Map for Saturday, that was written and directed by Brook Silva-Braga. Here is the summary of the film from IMDB.com (Rated 8.2/10):
On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents. The documentary finds backpackers helping neglected Thai tsunami victims. It explains why Nepal's guesthouses are empty and Brazil's stoplights are ignored. But at its core, SATURDAY tracks the emotional arc of extreme long-term travelers; teenagers and senior citizens who wondered, "What would it be like to travel the world?".
I have already watched this film twice over the past year and it has inspired and motivated me to do the same. It makes you want to quit your job right away, leave everything behind and just go. That's how I felt anyway after watching it. If you ever want to understand why travelers do what they do and what it feels like to be out there, then watch this movie.
Here is the trailer: