How not to work with the local community: embarrassed officials said that when the crew of Julia Robert’s new movie, “Eat, Pray, Love, rocked up in Bali’s Bentuyung village a month ahead of schedule, locals blocked roads and demanded 32,000 dollars……..


“There was a misunderstanding. The crew came in 20 trucks… earlier than their scheduled shooting on November 10, so the villagers were offended and blocked the roads,” district chief Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati told AFP. “They asked for 300 million rupiah (32,100 dollars) to use the location for filming. I was very embarrassed and told them this was unacceptable……”

Told who? The villagers, or the crew who didn’t bother to consult them???