Curiosity is an association which promotes responsible lifestyles and tourism through travels but also and above all through documentary filmmaking.
While Delphine takes care of the writing and Clément of the technical aspect, we work at all stages of the production.
Our convictions spontaneously incite us to collaborate with humanitarian or environmental associations in order to relay their work.
This brings openness and new points of view on issues that concern us all and also allows us to approach many subjects from a positive and accessible angle.
Like the little robot that has been travelling around the planet Mars since 2012, our name « Curiosity » reflects the discovery of new places, while « whispering future » indicates the interest of this curiosity and the questioning that goes with it to encourage more respectful lifestyles.
Our first film « Living with Wildlife », shot in 2017 in Namibia, particularly leads us to question the relationship between humans and nature. Since then, the association has been participating in conferences, debates or school interventions on these subjects, with the support of its projections.
Who we are
A Franco-Belgian couple, we have been living on the move for many years.
The new perspectives brought by travel then gradually modified our lifestyles, while our passion for the underwater world increased our concern for environmental protection.
The encounters with the associations became more and more regular and exciting.
The desire to share these new perspectives and our interest in photography did the rest and gave birth to this association and to even more travels… to meet new ideas !
Delphine and Clément
our ethical charter
As we travel and interact with different peoples, we can have a negative effect on the environment or on society in general. This is why we try to respect some principles when travelling, as well as in our daily lives.
— Respect for human and children’s rights —
We refuse activities or purchases involving child labour or the exploitation of human beings. Although this principle might seem obvious, it often occurs in invisible ways or in acts that are apparently benign (children helping their parents, unpaid employees, begging,…).
In the case of begging, we prefer donations to NGOs or associations that support people in need and provide access to education, rather than giving directly to beggars in order to avoid the often unsuspected negative repercussions (exploitation, vulnerability, disruption of education, delinquency, etc.).
— Respect for animals —
We place a lot of emphasis on respect for animals in our activities and purchases. We refuse all activities involving the captivity or taming of wild animals and we are careful not to be intrusive when observing them in their natural environment. We also refuse activities that attract wildlife through food (or smell), greatly preferring to observe the animals’ natural behaviour.
— Choice of transportation —
In order to limit greenhouse gas emissions, we favour public transport and minimize air travel. When we hire a vehicle or take a flight, we apply the principle of carbon compensation.
— Choice of food —
We minimize our consumption of meat and fish and adapt to the natural resources of the countries in which we are located. So we try to eat local food as much as possible.
To reduce the use of plastic (widely used in excess!), we use our own canvas bags for our purchases as well as our flasks for water. When tap water is not drinkable, it is often possible to buy it directly from water fountains rather than in bottles.
— Choice of activities —
Again, we try to favour the local aspect in our choice of activities. Tourism can contribute to the economic development of a country or region provided that this money does not fill the pockets of mainly foreign investors. Encouraging local structures is a way of contributing to a region’s economic development but also to the enhancement of cultural and natural heritage and thus in its protection for future generations.
— Choice of associations —
For our video reports, we focus on people or NGOs who share the same values as us. Of course, we remain open-minded and are willing to hear different points of view as was the case, for example, with hunting in Namibia.
Even if we are not investigators, we always share the work of associations that we believe to be interesting and beneficial for all.
— Copyright —
We mostly use our own photos and videos. The other photos/videos and music on this site always respect copyright laws. If you wish to use an image and/or video, do not hesitate to contact us.
— Translation —
This English translation has been possible thanks to the PerMondo project: Free translation of website and documents for non-profit organisations. A project managed by Mondo Agit
We are sharing here some documentaries that have influenced us a lot.
Tomorrow is a French film directed by Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion. The tone is positive and gives alternatives to our lifestyles in order to show us a better future.
Produced in 2015
Original title: Demain
Directors: Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion
Duration: 118 min
Official website: tomorrow-lefilm.com
Blackfish immerses us in the world of captivity through the testimony of former animal trainers and by telling the true story of an orca, Tilikum, captured at a very early age and kept in a pool for more than 30 years, until its death in 2017.
Produced in 2013
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Duration: 84 min
Official website: blackfishmovie.com
In this film, Rob Stewart tries to dedemonise sharks and warn us of the risk of their future disappearance. This species, which has survived many extinctions, is on the verge of disappearing from the oceans due to non-selective fishing techniques and the trafficking of shark fins.
Produced in 2008
Director: Rob Stewart
Duration: 89 min
Official website: sharkwater.com
The Cove reports the slaughter of thousands of dolphins in Taiji Bay, Japan. It reveals the particularly violent capturing of these cetaceans for the trade of their meat – which is harmful to health – and especially for the sale of the « best specimens » to dolphinariums around the world.
Produced in 2010
Director: Louie Psihoyos
Duration: 88 min
Official website: thecovemovie.com
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