Touching the Dragon, Costa Rica

As a follow up project to Into the Dragon’s Lair, The Foster Brothers, Sophie Vartan and I headed to Costa Rica in March to meet an astounding man who has built a relationship over the last twenty years with an American crocodile. In this image, Chito interacts with Potcho, the name he has given this animal, in a remarkable dance in which he appears to communicate with the crocodile using a number of visual and oral cues. Our quest in the film is to get a deeper understanding of the dynamics of this relationship, and to see if there is anything we can take away from this and apply it to our relationship with the natural world on a far broader level.

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