Part 2 : Total Meltdown
12 months expedition, 18 000 nautical miles, 21 legs, 9 seas, 9 countries, to call attention to the necessity for international initiatives in favour of the environment.
Most aspects of this change are alarming, yet we have met everywhere an enormous individual, and incresingly collective, will to protect our environment. From the Inuits to the Kuna Indians, from Silicone Valley to New York, from Vancouver to Miami - everywhere and all along the 40,000 kilometers of our journey, we have witnessed various initiatives whose purpose is to find solutions.
Ten years after having photographed the young dancers who sparked the Tango revival, Pedro Lombardi comes back to the shores of the Rio de La Plata. During these new photo sessions, the “tangueros” confide in the privileged witness of their beginnings.
Twenty six people lived together for a year in Dumont D’Urville in Terre Adelie. A full year cycle, from summer to winter, in the cold antarctic continent, lived with overwinterers of the 55th French polar mission, with complete autonomy. All these they endured to ensure scientific programs and sustainability of the permanent base, in a sumptous environment.
"They" have chosen to renegotiate the "system". Reduce the global society of men to their humble community. To reinvent the structure and bonds between them. Focus on quality over quantity, to feed on the fruit of their labor, to rebuild a society of proximity, which respects nature.