Benjamin Dowie takes us to the magnificent beaches of the Philippines. His video features island hopping in what looks like Mindanao, one of the three major islands of the Asian archipelago. The adventure is focused around white sand, crystal clear blue waters, wildlife in the area, along with the hospitality and humility of the locals swimming and diving with them while letting them experience the culture.
Benjamin works alongside the other members of the Reel Philippines project, sent to the country by STA Travel. The piece is among Benjamin’s exquisite, authentic and inspiring videos on his Vimeo page.
One of the highlights of the video is the track used throughout the video. Benjamin recorded vocals from elementary students in the area singing a famous local song in the Philippines taught to most children. The way the vocals were integrated in the video resulted in an amazing representation of the wonderful feeling the island hopping experience has brought Benjamin and his companions.
Watch the video here.