For this assignment our crews filmed in Benin, Burkina Faso, Peru, India and Cambodia. With the smallest crew - film director and cameraman - and a limited stay, we not only interviewed all people involved in a wide variety of local projects, we also managed to catch the atmosphere and the beauty at every location.
Some feat considering that we were in-and-out of some countries after a day and a half - including airport administration. Every single shot has later been used in the editing.
And with interviews in Khmer and Indic languages, pre-cutting the content was quite a challenge.
The result is 'Switching the Poles', an Award Winning documentary about the unique capacity building program of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp in developing countries, supported by the Belgian Development Cooperation.
In Burkina Faso there are 5 million cases of malaria each year. Malaria is caused by plasmodium parasites. These parasites are transmitted by mosquitoes, active around swamps. Malaria can be prevented and treated, but there is no vaccine yet.