A MAP FOR SATURDAY is
the product of a year’s travel through 26 countries on four
continents. Emmy winning producer Brook Silva-Braga
left his cushy gig
with American TV network HBO to travel the world with five pounds of
clothes and 30 pounds of video equipment.
production set-up yields an intimate window onto the world of
long-term, solo travel; moments of stark loneliness and genuine
During the year,
two-dozen solo travelers intersect with Silva-Braga, helping tell the
story of the place they’ve met and the experience they share.
The film lands in
Australia at mid-summer and in Nepal on the eve of revolution.
There’s the challenge of Vietnam’s absurd traffic
and Europe’s steep prices.
clichés of shagging backpackers and dubious self-discovery,
Silva-Braga finds a hidden world of long-term, solo travelers. At times
lonely and difficult; more often joyous, and always adventurous, A MAP
FOR SATURDAY completes an around the world trip in 90 minutes.