Love Around The World – what does it mean to love someone?
Love Around the World is a documentary written and directed by Anđela and Davor Rostuhar.
The project began when Andela and Davor turned their honeymoon into a year-long exploration of the meaning of love.
On their journey, they travelled across six continents, visited 30 countries, and met hundreds of people. They conducted 120 interviews with different types of people, in all types of relationships, asking them the same questions about love and relationships, diving deep into the most intimate notions of humanity and love that we all share, regardless of the cultures we are born into. They shot thousands of photos, collected umpteen hours of video material and transformed this experience into a documentary film, book and travelling exhibition, showing the complexity of love in the 21st century.
From deep within the Amazonian forests, to remote villages in the Himalayas, small Pacific countries and African slums, all the way to the world’s largest metropolises, the documentary shows us 33 different stories about love and marriage, the highs and lows, the challenges and struggles, reminding us that love can never be simple, but at the same time, how just a few things on Earth are quite as simple as love.
The project searches for the definition of love through real-life experiences and emotions, while also showing the role that religion, culture, politics, and personal circumstance has on relationships.