Have you ever wondered why there are no movies about land surveying?
Think about it, we are constantly in the field, sometimes in unexplored areas, by definition we are the first ones in preparing the ground for everyone else, once the map of the area is ready.
We are constantly encountering dangers related to the places we work, be the jungle, the highway or the overpass.
When I saw the Indiana Jones' movies I could not imagine a more boring profession than archeology. These guys spend their lives on their bellies scrubbing bones and using tiny brushes on dirt. Then came Spielberg and created Indiana Jones and Voila! Archeology is sexy and fun.
Well I'm embarked in a crusade to make land surveying popular and fun for the larger audiences unaware of our profession.
I just published a book about my adventures in the gold and diamonds' open pit mines deep in the Amazon jungle in the early 80s. About 200 miles south of Angel Falls in Venezuela. My assistants were all from the Yanomami tribe (see photo) and saved my life in more than one occasion, but once I returned the favor.
The title of the book is Red Diamonds, Grey Gold and is available in Amazon.com
I will begin working on the screenplay soon and my crusade will head West for Hollywood.
I hope you support the cause!!!