Soybean Farming in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Jonah David and Madelynn Johnston will travel to Santa Cruz, Bolivia for eight weeks to make a documentary film.  Our interviews and general footage will focus on the socio-economic and environmental effects associated with the development of soybean farms.  We will use the crop to illustrate the larger process of globalization. 

 

Location

Santa Cruz
Bolivia
  • Maddie + Jonah | August 8th, 2011
    After weeks of filming in the countryside, we´ve finished capturing footage. This morning, we returned to the office of ANAPO to get one final interview with the agricultural engineer who helped get our project running. In his interview, he...
  • Maddie + Jonah | August 6th, 2011
      On Monday morning we took off for the countryside. We rode in a shared taxi to Montero, where we were going to catch a three hour bus to Los Andes – the town an hour away from Carlos's farm.   When we arrived in Montero, we found out...
  • Maddie + Jonah | August 1st, 2011
    After meeting with Carlos last week, we decided that we wanted to return to his property and follow him for more time. We planned to return a few days later, but because he was busy this week, we decided to wait until he was more free. Consequently...
  • Maddie + Jonah | July 24th, 2011
      We spent a few days in the Parque Nacional Amboró to get a sense for what the rainforests look like before becoming soybean farms. In comparison to the repeated texture of planted land, the forest was overwhelmingly lush and complex. This is...
  • Maddie + Jonah | July 15th, 2011
    After returning to Santa Cruz last weekend to meet with ANAPO, we took off for our second excursion into the countryside. We travelled about 5 hours to a few communities in the Santa Rosa del Sara region, which is rapidly developing land to farm soy...
  • Maddie + Jonah | July 9th, 2011
    We just got back from the countryside. We left Wednesday morning for what we thought was a day trip. It took five hours to get to our destination and our contact from ANAPO wasn't going to return until Friday night. So, our day trip turned into a...
  • Maddie + Jonah | July 5th, 2011
    Hello! We're Maddie Johnston and Jonah David and we will traveling in Bolivia together for the next two months, making a documentary film about agriculture in the Santa Cruz region. Our AT&T New Media Fellowship combines our interests and skills...