I’m so pleased and proud to say that BABYHOOD has won an Award, after being part of Culture Unplugged Festival.
“To share with you in brief, a different guest panel of visionaries is invited for each festival to watch a small selection of films and identify the film that is most conscious in its selection of story, vision, and art of filmmaking—that awakens the global citizens and helps them usher life toward a new direction. ”
As well as making me literally jump for joy, it has propelled me into my next film with a deep sense of commitment.
This time I want to make a film that looks at childhood, in particular the process of being a child, and how the modern world is stealing so many elements of growing up from our children.
It has grown out of my questioning of the systems in place around schooling. As my 5yr old revels in the wonder of the world around him, I strive to keep that wonderment in place and have chosen not to send him to school.
Schools are testing children at younger and younger ages, and failing children at every level. Nature is being branded as a commodity, along with technology replicating real life experiences.
I want to question all of this and more.
I will be uploading small clips here soon, let me know if this appeals to you, or if you have a story to tell.
peace and joy x