The 9 short films in Film Seeds:Pollinate! curated by Alchemy Film & Arts New programmers and Moving Images' Kerry Jones are intended to plant film seeds to grow positive action and ideas. From recycled art to the beauty of weeds, a plant’s colonial journey to the joy of outdoor play, land ownership to regenerative economics, animated extinct animals and a community call to action, Film Seeds: Pollinate! voice's issues that demand to be heard.
Thanks to Milo Clenshaw & Alchemy Film & Arts New Programmers.
Trapped by Plastic
A film by Anny Tubbs of First Move Productions. Photography and stills by Mandy Barker
Anny Tubbs’ documentary Trapped by Plastic shares behind-the-scenes insights into photographer Mandy Barker’s practice which focuses on communicating the extensive impact of marine plastic pollution.
In See Weeds, Dawn George focusses on a trio of wild plants: Dandelion, Coltsfoot and Golden Rod. eco, hand processed 35mm produces a nostalgic and poignant mood, celebrating the resilience of these often maligned plants seeding and multiplying.
Rewild your World
Hand-drawn animation opens up the potential impact that wildflowers can make in domestic spaces in Ben Sinclair’s hopeful Rewild Your World.
We Know a better Word Than Happy
Helen McCrorie’s We Know A Better Word Than Happy shows us a child’s-eye view of the Children’s Wood, a community-led urban green space in Glasgow, capturing the joy, possibilities and importance of outdoor play.
Natasha Faye Jenson
In Natasha Jensen’s 1850, a plant narrates its own colonial migration story from Canada to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh – disrupting and enriching the scientific information provided by the plant’s specimen label.
The Wild Enclosed
Jacob Cartwright & Nick Jordon
A softly sung folk ballad interweaves with images of ancient oaks and an abandoned building in Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan’s The Wild Enclosed, questioning the history of social inequality and the right of ownership.
Create to Regenerate
(01:36 mins) 2017
Doughnut Economics’ Create to Regenerate visualises the negative effects of degenerative industrial processes, and the possibilities of regenerative circular economies.
Sois de Traca
Filmmaking duo Sois de Traca’s animation Climate Change poses the question: What if each of us were instantly accountable for our actions when they affect climate change?
Are We Listening?
Alastair Cook/Scottish Poetry Library
Alastair Cook's Are We Listening, is a layered nature film poem written by the people of Scotland and arranged by Makar Kathleen Jamie that asks "Today is the day to say - now, Today is the day to say - how?"