El Grito

Support El Grito project : Motojournalism, riding across South America with high cultural ambitions!

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El Grito

<p> <img alt="Kkbb-1448361116" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/254380/KKBB-1448361116.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>MOTOJOURNALISM, AN HYBRID CONCEPT</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Moto-journalism is <strong>an investigative journalistic method</strong>, <strong>geared towards complete cultural immersion through motorcycling</strong>. This hybrid concept merges the physical challenge of biking with a transparent account of cultural discoveries through means of communication such as <strong>writing, photography, videography and audio recordings.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Inspired by the Gonzo Journalism movement -- known for its 'in' experience and social immersion – in which its followers considered themselves cultural reporters, <strong>we aim for the most complete immersion into local life in order to create an authentic depiction of it.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We therefore assume total subjectivity in order to better seize objectivity of reality and encourage the narration of cultural experiences.<strong> Therefore, we assume total subjectivity to gain a better understanding of objective reality and narrate the cultural experiences we encounter.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>-     A HUMAN AND CULTURAL PROCESS</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>DISCOVERING, EXPLORING</strong> and <strong>SHARING </strong>all the different cultures in South America by living amongst the local population, and ultimately gaining a broader perspective on our own cultural methodologies.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>TRANSCRIBING </strong>the different <em>savoir-faire</em> and <em>savoir-etre</em> by introducing the context and history of each encountered culture. We will be riding in close proximity with Amerindian peoples, notably:</p> <p> The Quechua, depositaries of the Incan civilization, in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador The Aymaras, in Bolivia, Peru and Chile The Mapuches in Chile and Argentina.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Concretely:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WORKING WITH LOCALS</strong></p> <p> We offer our help to local aid associations, using the network of agricultural farms that are part of the WWOOFing community: participating in farm work, construction work, etc.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>COMPLETING CULTURAL INTERVIEWS</strong></p> <p> With subjects relevant to the identity of encountered populations, (attention typo dans la version francaise) (i.e “What, for you, does it mean to be Argentinian?”), perspectives on happiness, success or simply their most vivid musical memories.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>STAYING WITH LOCALS</strong></p> <p> Thanks to our local encounters, our contacts on-site and the help of dedicated websites such as Couchsurfing.com or Bedycasa.com we will remain close to the heart of the population, even while we sleep.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Every eye-opening experience we come across will gradually reveal the multi-faceted South American culture and its heritage. Its customs and traditions, cultural sites, anecdotes, local encounters, interesting discoveries will all be exhibited!</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> -<strong>     A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We will face cold, heat, fatigue, technical challenges of the roads, and the mechanical hazards of the motorcycles.</p> <p>  </p> <p> For<strong> 8 months and throughout 8 countries</strong>, we will journey equipped only with 2 Royal Enfield Classic 500s, our tents and some replacement gear - the <strong>bare essentials</strong>.</p> <p> This journey will encapsulate <strong>15,500 miles in total – about 62 miles a day</strong>!</p> <p> We are prepared to brave a vast 90 degree Fahrenheit difference between the coldest (14 F) and hottest (104 F) temperature, with certain regions in the south presenting very violent winds.</p> <p> This journey will include <strong>multiple mountain passes</strong> (some higher than 16,500 feet), the crossing of deserts many hundreds of miles long, paths through the jungle between rocks and mud…</p> <p>  </p> <p> In the face of the many miles that lie before us and the diversity of roads, <strong>we will transport the necessary equipment to guarantee the upkeep and proper functioning of the motorcycles</strong>: Tire irons, inner tubes, brake pads, spark plugs, air and oil filters, accelerator and clutch cables, motor oil, and lubricants.</p> <p> To observe the most fascinating locations on the continent, we are prepared for a large number of nights spent camping in nature, thanks to our Moto-Tent.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Our destinations : The riverbanks of the rio Paraná and the Iguaçu falls, the Uruguayan coast, the Argentinian Pamapas, Patagonia, Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego, the Carretera Austral, the Pan-American Highway, the Chilean Andes, the seven lakes region, the Salar d’Uyuni, the Colca Canyon, Machu Pichu, Titaca lake, the Colombian tropical jungle…</p> <p>  </p> <p> This audacious odyssey will be technical and demanding, but also magnificent and enriching. It is for this reason that we place making high quality <strong>creative content at the heart of the project</strong>, based on our discoveries and cultural exchanges.  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Mapdef-1451146043" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/263165/Mapdef-1451146043.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>-     OUR VIDEO, PHOTO &amp; AUDIO STORIES</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> (1) A <strong>web series comprised of 7 shorts </strong>presenting our discoveries with interviews and images of the local scene, with aerial footage of the native landscape shot with a self-guided drone!</p> <p>  </p> <p> (2)<strong> Photography</strong>. We set out equipped to capture the most striking shots of our journey: a portfolio of portraits organized by country, with spin-offs on the native peoples as well as the most awe-inspiring scenery. Get ready to feast your eyes<em>.</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> (3)<strong> Soundscapes</strong>. Local music will be recorded in its original, natural setting sketching a sonic portrait of native South America.</p> <p>  </p> <p> This content will at first broadcast on our different communication mediums such as :</p> <p> - Website: www.el-grito.org</p> <p> - Facebook page: El Grito Project</p> <p> - Instagram page: el_grito_project</p> <p> - Vimeo page: elgrito  </p> <p>  </p> <p> (1)</p> <p> <img alt="Photo_lago_salado_del_salar_de_uyuni_-_copie-1451269124" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/263343/Photo_LAGO_SALADO_DEL_SALAR_DE_UYUNI_-_copie-1451269124.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> (2)</p> <p> <img alt="Mix_photo-1451267794" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/263342/Mix_PHOTO-1451267794.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> (3)</p> <p> <img alt="Photo_sony_captation_sonore_2-1452975262" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/268326/Photo_Sony_Captation_Sonore_2-1452975262.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Material used : </u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- "Follow me" Drone Hexo+</strong></p> <p> A self-flying drone than can reach a top speed of 43 mph, follow the motorcycles and shoot high quality video with GoPro, perfecto!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- GoPro</strong> <strong>Hero4 Black</strong></p> <p> A camera shooting 4K quality videos, that can be fixed on the drone, the motorcycles and ourselves in order to capture and explore various plans.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- A6000 Sony camera</strong></p> <p> An hybride camera that offers 24 millions pixels. Thanks to our growing experience in photography, we will be able to catch and seize the most stunning portraits and landscapes.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- Audio recorder ZOOM H5</strong></p> <p> A high quality recorder to capture the sonic essence of South America soundscapes.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>By the way, who are we?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb3-1448361516" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/254386/kkbb3-1448361516.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Théo Saffroy (left) </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> A quote: <em>“Criss-crossing the world in all possible ways is not only about the discovery of others, but also the discovery of oneself - the excitement of observing oneself act and react. It is a sign that modern man has awoken to understand the waste of making passive a life that is already too short.”</em> Xavier Maniguet</p> <p>  </p> <p> Passions: Curious and quixotic, Theo has a demented passion for music and travel. A Viking at heart (a Viking being ‘one that sets off on expeditions’), surely due to his time spent in Scandinavia, Theo is perpetually seeking adventure and the beauty of vast open spaces. His travels come hand-in-hand with projects of high cultural reach, so expect him to awaken your passions with the history and traditions of the South American continent in pictures, videos and music!</p> <p>  </p> <p> Moto-experience: Theo first discovered motorcycles at the age of 15, during his summer stays in the Pyrenees where he often enjoyed motocross. He rides various types of two-wheeled vehicles, and to this day still vagabonds with the same ethos of exploration.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Why this trip? To discover and be discovered, to explore what is hidden and sketch an account of it, to go forward without turning back, letting freedom - true freedom – grasp the handlebars.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Tanguy de Ferrières (right)</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> “<em>Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”</em></p> <p> Mark Twain</p> <p>  </p> <p> A passion for traveling: Tanguy spent his youth in southeast Asia constantly seeking out new adventures, virgin lands and different cultures. Fascinated by aerial sports, he dedicates his free time to freefall jumping, climbing, and scuba diving. His search is the same: this sweet sensation of freedom.</p> <p> An adventurer at heart, Tanguy knows how to bring us, with jubilation, into the unexpected.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Motorcycle experience: Tanguy has been riding motorcycles since an early age. From riding his first scooter in Malaysia, he eventually graduated to a Honda 400XL, finally getting a Royal Enfield.</p> <p> As an admirer of motorcycle trips, Tanguy has completed many two-wheeled trips through Burma, China and Indonesia.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Why this trip? It is a childhood dream. Discovering South America with the sweet freedom offered by a motorcycle.</p>

Allocation of funds

<p> <strong>Your financial support</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> In order to realize this project in its wholeness, we have created a crowdfunding campaign appealing for financial help. In this way, you can also support the project.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Thanks to your help, we will benefit from financial supports allowing us to cover several expenses such as:  </p> <p> <strong>- Communication materials <strong>- 5 000 € - </strong></strong></p> <p> <em>camera, video cameras, drone, audio recorder for our reports</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- Motorcycling equipment + replacing motorcycle parts <strong>- 5 000 € - </strong></strong></p> <p> <em>helmets, jackets, reinforced pants, boots and gloves</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- Daily expenses <strong><strong>- 15 000 € -</strong></strong></strong></p> <p> <em>accomodation, food, water and gasoline</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- Plane tickets and insurances <strong><strong><strong>- 3 000 € -</strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>- Purchase of 2 Royal Enfield <strong><strong>- 5 000 € - </strong></strong></strong></p> <p> <em>Royal Enfiled Classic et Bullet </em></p> <p>  </p> <p> Of course, the best trips rarely go as planned and we’ll probably have other expenses. If we miraculously go beyond the objective, here are the next options...</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>By raising more than 5000 Euros,</u> you’d help us buy both our bikes. That way, we could diversify our diet, currently mainly composed of roots and fruits found on Latin American roadsides.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>And if we raise more than 8000 Euros,</u> we’ll exhibit all our contents (video, photography and sound captations) in a beautiful gallery in Paris for you to relive our adventures, the best way possible.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>El Grito is an ambitious project and can only fully take place if all our financial needs are met : We need you ! </strong></p>



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GRITO PARTNER - A big THANK YOU for your contribution + A special mention of your name on our website: www.el-grito.org.


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GRITO MUSIC - We will send you our road trip playlist + 1 postcard sent from a surprise location in one of the 8 countries we'll be wandering in.


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GRITO PHOTO - Once we return, a photo print of 30x40 or 45x53, will be available from our photography portfolio.


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GRITO VIDEO - A DVD with footage of the height countries we’ve visited will be sent to you once we’re back!


GRITO EXPERIENCE - Strike us with a challenge ! We’ll do our best, and post a picture or video on Facebook + GRITO MUSIC + GRITO PHOTO.


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[EARLY BIRDS - Limités à 5 personnes!] GRITO CADEAU - Pour vous faire découvrir une coutume locale, nous vous rapporterons (par exemple) un maté avec bombilla, une bouteille de vin chilien, ou de pisco péruvien + 1 livre photo retraçant tout notre voyage !


GRITO RIDE + DINNER - Upon our return, a Royal Enfield ride in Paris and its suburbs + 1 dinner invitation with pictures and videos in one of the best South American restaurants in Paris: we’ll tell you our most exciting adventures.


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GRITO CADEAU - Discover a local treat! What about a mate with bombilla, a bottle of chilean wine, or peruvian pisco ? + 1 photo book to show you our adventure!


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GRITO ALL IN - All the above is yours !!!


KING GRITO - Plane tickets to come visit us in a South American capital: the best chance to spend a week living the Grito life with us.

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[EARLY BIRDS - 10 Persons only] GRITO MUSIC - We will send you our road trip playlist + 1 postcard sent from a surprise location in one of the 8 countries we'll be wandering in.