Monthly Archives: August 2012

Scouting at Parque Zoologico Arlen Siu

Parque Zoologico Arlen Siu is an abandoned zoo just outside of León, Nicaragua. Amigos del Parque Zoologico is an organization that works to keep the animals still in captivity there in good health, and to feed them every day.

These photos were taken on a scouting trip prior to filming for an upcoming short documentary about the Amigos and the park.

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El Puente

A short film I knocked out with about a days filming and two days editing while in Costa Rica in July of 2012.

El Puente – The Bridge from Actuality Media on Vimeo.

Filmed, Directed and Editied by Robin Canfield

Produced by Aubrie Campbell Canfield

Additional Photography by Elle Marsh

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Why We Hike

This is a great video that I edited and helped film in May and June of 2012.

Why We Hike from Actuality Media on Vimeo.

Hiking with Quetzaltrekkers was a great life experience, and one I will not soon forget. Nor will I ever forget the kids living at El Hogar that directly benefit from the work the volunteers at Quetzaltrekkers do. It was one of the most emotionally painful times of my life to listen to the sad stories of their lives – the horrors they have been put through – over and over again as I cut this film together. I cannot begin to imagine what their lives have really felt like, but I wish them the best and I’m glad they were willing to let us use their stories to help EDELAC as a whole.

Without a doubt, I’m going back to visit these guys next year and to play another game of football.

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“Where Quetzaltrekkers Dare”


Original article in Revue Magazine – The English-language Magazine of Guatemala

Article and photos by Robin Canfield

To find out more about the organizations and people talked about in this article, visit

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