Prior to an Olympics Games, a torch is lit and carried around the host country to bring the spirit and excitement of the games to the whole country. For the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, the journey focused on water instead of fire. Water is hugely important in the Islamic faith, symbolising purity, healing and cleansing.
Following the Launch Ceremony, waters from the shores of the Caspian Sea were sent throughout Azerbaijan. In return, crystal waters collected by children from lakes and rivers, waterfalls and springs across the land were united at the Opening Ceremony of the Games in Baku.
The Journey from the Caspian visited 16 locations over 37 days, travelling over 3000km before returning to Baku.
Working with local production companies in Baku, I produced and edited this video capturing the Journey from the Caspian. The video was projected on a large 85x35m projection screen during the Opening Ceremony, as well as being broadcast live to over 30 nations worldwide.