In winter last year, I was fortunate to be able to spend 3 weeks at the Children’s Project Trust in India, working with the 32 children who lived and studied at this school. Turning our bedroom into a makeshift studio, we spent our time there sharing stories, working creatively and making digital stories.
Aged between 5 and 20 years old, each of the children contributed something towards this film and final tree artwork. The choice of a tree has many references… it became a tree of life, a family tree and a tree of stories. The roots, branches, leaves and trunk, all took on important meanings, helping the children consider themselves in relation to each other and the wider World. Using stop-motion photography, this film shows the creation of the tree from start to finish.
It was extremely special to spend time with these children and get to know them each through storytelling, creativity and play. These children, along with the people who dedicate their time to the school, have formed their own unique family. We thank you for all for welcoming us into this family.