Across the Salty Roads is an inspiring journey hitchhiking by sail across the South Pacific Islands to collect stories of locals taking initiatives in the fight against climate change. The web documentary follows Montréal-based cinematographer, photographer, and director Guillaume Beaudoin as a follow-up to his month-long expedition at sea between San Francisco and Hawaii in order to collect data on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch as part of the Ocean Cleanup in 2015.
From Across the Salty Roads: Montréal-based cinematographer, photographer and director Guillaume Beaudoin took part in the mega Ocean Cleanup in 2015, a month-long expedition at sea between San Francisco and Hawaii in order to collect data on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that formed inside the gyre of the North Pacific. The trip was eye-opening, and inspired him to return to the South Pacific Ocean, this time to meet with local communities who are affected by environmental challenges, hear their stories, and document their positive actions and the ways they come together to work towards solutions.
“The goal of a project like this is to look at the bright side of things, to see the beauty in human action and people moving forward. The point is precisely to avoid sitting down and doing nothing. The point is to get up and do something, forge relationships, create something, inspire.” — Guillaume Beaudoin