2008 International Student Travel Video Contest Entry
Jorge Ernesto Martinez Alvarez
In 1922, a silent movie called "Nosferatu" introduced the world to a vampire unlike any seen before. This vampire had none of the suave sophistication of Count Dracula or the sex appeal of a True Blood character - instead, he had nasty teeth, long fingers and an eerie and unsightly appearance. Jorgeratu, perhaps the strangest video we have ever received, in a faithful adaptation of Nosferatu, tells the story of the real-life Jorge Ernesto Martinez Alvarez. Jorge, from Atizapan, Mexico, has taught himself Korean as he pursues his goal of studying biotechnology and robotics in South Korea. The video looks just like the old silent movie - we just hope no bus drivers were harmed (or alarmed!) in the making of the film . . .