That’s a long haul with only 4 pairs of socks

Lee Kazimir, a local filmmaker, is taking his mentor’s words to heart.

The legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog once said that if you wanted to become a filmmaker, you should skip film school.

Instead, he said, you should make a journey of 5,000 kilometers alone, on foot, “let’s say from Madrid to Kiev.”

“While you are walking,” said Herzog, “you would learn much more about filmmaking and what it truly involves than you ever would sitting in a classroom. Your experiences would be the very opposite of academic knowledge, for academia is the death of cinema.”

Starting March 1st, Lee Kazimir will be doing just that. He’s pared down everything that he needs to just one backpack, and will be walking the 3,000 miles from Madrid to Kiev on foot, all the while documenting his travels for a film called More Shoes.

You can learn more about the trip at his site, and can donate to become a “Fellow Traveler”.

1 Comment so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 11:29 am

    Alone? On foot? More power to him. Just don’t lend him a copy of Hostel before he leaves.



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