I have written 7 books and done 3 documentaries. Some people say it is like having a child every time you have finished your book or your documentary, a sentiment I actually I disagree with. Eva´s birth was in another league! However, it is a grand feeling.
This time , however, this is my first pilot I have ever done. Doing pilots is expected nowadays in the world of documentary. It is done to lure broad casters and investors to buy and see what they invest in. Here´s my first try. This is a job I have done over three months, on and off, together with one of Sweden´s best editors, Ulrika Rang.
I am in Sanaa whilst writing this, meeting people, setting up contacts and trying to figure out how in earth I am going to be able to do any travelling during these circumstances. But, but, hard work normally gives results. But let me add, in shallah!
My hope is that my documentary will give a positive and true picture of this amazing country. There´s many documentaries about Yemen right now, which are really negative, wrong and bad in my eyes. See my discussion about this issue here at http://explorermikaelstrandberg.posterous.com/the-reluctant-revolutionary-by-sean-mcalliste
Please come with opinions!