Thanks for posting "Jane".
Would you be able to shed any light as to why Jake arranged for a film crew at the departure and then again at the arrival?
Jake is a known 'Culture Jammer" the real purpose of his film crew is yet to be unveiled. Suffice to say, from clues he dropped in conversation on the voyage include: the belief that the USA is evil, as well as her legal Corporations. Evil for the way they appropriate THE money they control. 'USA should drop all tariffs on developing countries, such as Africa". (No regard for workers in America that such tariffs protect.) His intention can be presumed to call into question, the cultural contribution The Race and our participation represent! Jane