BLINK. AND THEY’RE GONE.

Jimmy Nelson from J. WALTER THOMPSON AMSTERDAM AND INDIA

 

 
 

The Blink film documents Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s journey to preserve indigenous cultures that are disappearing faster than you can blink, as their family trees, forests, rivers and habitats are destroyed in the quest for human progress.

The idea is to celebrate the courage of the last indigenous tribes, who are still standing, in spite of an endangered future. The film is a photographic study of the spiritual similarity and cultural differences among 36 isolated tribes, and their parallel journeys.

Still photographs into cultural cinemagraphs: a series of immersive cinemagraphs stitched together from thousands of indigenous people’s family portraits and never-seen-before still photographs elevate the visual narrative.

An indigenous soundscape: Warning signals, tribal beats, chorus chants, vocal percussion, war cries and voices of the indigenous tribes elevate the sound design and original music score. An interactive immersive experience.