February 20, 2014 Alexander Swensen

A Sunset in Benin

Hey everyone. It has been a LOOONG time since I have posted anything on here. Sorry to keep you guys in the dark right now, balancing work and real life has caused some things to be left undone, this website has been one of them until recently. Now I am starting to collect material for you again so don’t you worry! First an update on the film. We are working to have the Dendi film finished by the end of the month and sent off to both 3ABN and our DVD manufacturer’s at that same time.

While editing I have found a few clips that I have found to bring back memories. One of them, incidentally, is one that I never thought I would use. A long video of the sunset taken in Kandi, home of the Dendi project. It was originally shot on Quentins iPhone. I had meant to do a proper timelapse, but I never got the opportunity. Now that I have that footage I chose to edit it and upload it.

Sunset in Benin, Africa from Alexander Swensen on Vimeo.

As I look back on my experience in Africa, I enjoy every moment of it. Sometimes I wonder if i fantasize it a little bit in my mind, but that’s not a bad thing is it? I know at the time I didn’t enjoy everything that happened. Eating fish was not a pleasurable experience for me at all. (I don’t know how Jesus did it.) Overall, however, it was a great time. It was a nice change of pace from what I am used to in the western world. Anyway, I will leave you to watch the video. Stay tuned.

– Alexander Swensen

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