THE TRAVELER'S 6TH DEGREE

LE DEGRÉ 6 DU VOYAGEUR

By Nicolas GANS

ORBIS FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

I have long dreamed of leaving a monotonous life to hit the road but I've never done it until the day I met Greg.
In his philosophy of travel, Greg has established five different degrees equivalent to five different ways to travel.
But it exists a sixth degree, that transports you or destroys you.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Road movie
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nicolas GANS
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicolas GANS
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas GANS (ORBIS FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • I dreamed for a long time to leave a monotonous everyday life to leave on the Road but I have never made it; until the day I met Greg.
      Greg adopted the Journey as the lifestyle and made me share the everyday life of his life spent on the Road.
      In his philosophy of the journey, he established five various degrees amounting to five various manners to travel.
      It is with the Eastern Europe where we began our trip and it is on this continent where I learnt the main rule of the traveler: the destination matters little, only account route which leads to it.
      Greg took me much more far that I shall have imagined it in my most crazy dreams.
      And after the roads of the Eastern Europe and the Balkans, it is by India where our way took shape and it is in this mysterious, complex and fascinating country where I saw him being excited in the middle of magnificent landscapes and of thousand-year-old cities. It is over there also that I saw him being next to the hardest drugs and drowning itself in the dark hidden recesses of the human soul.
      But, by his immense thirst of journeys, movement and novelties, we finally joined the United States with little of money that stayed in us; but money is nothing in front of the will of a man who always tries to go farther.
      Through the country where it is said that all the dreams are possible, without one under, we were next to America of the street; the one who is dying under bridges noiselessly.
      After several months of journey, in the course of the adventures, the meetings which we made on the roads of the Eastern Europe, India and the United States, I understood that there was the Sixth Degree; one degree which, when it reaches you, changes your perception of the world and its multiple realities.
      Tired, pulled by the hunger and the thirst, leaving the American megalopolises to touch of the finger big space out Americans; from Arizona to Texas, by way of New Mexico, I felt me touched the long-awaited Sixth Degree: source of an immense, undefinable beauty, at the heart of the philosophy of Greg and his fervent search for a permanent movement.
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