Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) Producer: Damani Baker Team: Susan James, Lafiya Watson http://www.returnthefilm.com/INTERACTIVE.html "Return" is the story of two high-powered New Yorkers and an unexpected journey to Africa. It is a story of discovery: of the secrets of indigenous African medicine, of ancient practice, and traditional healing rituals. In their travels through Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, and South Africa, the two meet the renowned Malidoma Some, and their lives are changed forever. At the Producers Institute, the Production team of Damani Baker, Susan James and Lafiya Watson created an interactive web journey to mirror the story of RETURN. Through a Google Earth interface, users can travel deep into the communities they are interested in, and plot a journey of their own. Iconic images from the film (like open doorways) are used as portals in the website for creating unique, user-generated pathways. Ultimately, healers profiled in the film will be able to upload video content collected on mobile devices to the website, offer remedies, words of wisdom. Users will be able to take personal journeys through the web interface and share them with the RETURN community.