All posts by Jake Lloyd Jones

Himalayan Sisters: Reflexions sur un voyage

Two Australian teenagers journey to Nepal, visiting medieval cities and trekking amongst the tallest mountains in the world. Along the way they form new friendships and learn what it means to be born a female in Nepal.

This documentary is a little unusual in it’s pace and style and at 2 hours not everyone will have the patience to sit through it. Filmed in the cinéma vérité style of Louis Malle’s Phantom India (“L’Inde fantôme: Reflexions sur un voyage”) the documentary uses minimal narration and crew to take the viewer along for the journey without attempting to meet the modern television formula of quick action and constant stimulation, instead we are poetically led through the documentary as if experiencing Nepal from the eyes and minds of the two young women.

The idea is that rather than the film maker dictating to you we want the viewer to experience their own voyage and find a story that is relevant to them personally.

MerJa Media

Unrequited Art – The documentary that started it all

Street Art or Graffiti? What’s the difference? Who does it and why? Is it a menace to society or a sign of a cultured community? Focusing on street art in Sydney, Australia, Unrequited Art explores these questions by interviewing both the artists and their opponents. How do we best foster a living, breathing underground art movement in a society where money and property are considered sacred?

Original music by Ben Maddox, Sean Ballenden and Hendrik de Vries.

Produced by MerJa Media.