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River of Surprise

This whole world seems to be spinning out of control: No matter where we are, the world seems to spin around us. The gyro always turns. And it's getting faster and faster – to the point where we can almost lose consciousness. We hurry from one appointment to the next, work like machines and at the end of the day we hardly notice anything anymore. Burnout, anxiousness and depression are the new hallmark of people everywhere.

This film shows that there is a way out and actually it's so easy. Join me on my journey on the Mekong river and see how I found my peace of mind there.

» Joy is never tomorrow, it is always now! «
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Camera: Dennis Schmelz & Christopher Schmid
Writer: Claudina Hoff ter Heide
Edit: Dennis Schmelz & Tin Brendel
Sound Design: Florian Gramelsberger
Speaker: Rick Whelan
Audio Mix: Florian Gramelsberger
Grading: Dennis Schmelz

Thanks to Lernidee Erlebnisreise

Filmed on Sony A7SII + A6500, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, GoPro HERO5 and Zhiyun Crane Plus.
Edited in Adobe Premiere CC 2019.

Music:
Boundary by Kevin Graham
With Me Now by Thom Franck & Jamie Elder

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Photos by Christopher Schmid

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