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The Unexpected Beauty of Traveling Solo

The protagonist of this short decides to go it alone when a traveling companion cancels last minute. After the Tone takes you on a hypothetical solo trip as the relationship between the two characters unfolds through phone messages left for the traveler. Experience the sights and sounds of the journey, inspired by filmmaker Sertac Yuksel's own unaccompanied travels.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.