DirectorApril Lin 林森
In collaboration with ecologist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, artist-ﬁlmmaker April Lin 林森 presents ‘TR333’, a speculative documentary which imagines a new species of tree based on scientiﬁc literature on plants and climate hardiness.
Their hybrid forms and body parts are a patchwork amalgamation of different tree types, this tree is a climate adaptative response, a lifeform born out of resilience and hope. As the spirit inhabiting the tree emerges to converse with the viewer, they share with us their experiences of ecocidal generational trauma, urging us to reﬂect around the ways all the beings on the planet are deeply interlinked, and to honour our collective responsibility towards one another. Using a blend of 3D animation, found footage, and a musical score based on data soniﬁcation, ‘TR333’ uses the speculative to recast the ecological crisis, asking ‘Why is this important?’ from a multispecies and affective gaze.
Commissioned by Sheﬃeld DocFest and supported by Wellcome.
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