Preliminary rendering by Doan Trang
Mother Earth is personified as the Plaintiff in a fictional ecocide
case based on real events. This surreal docu-drama
depicts the human species as the destructive force in perpetuating the
vast devastation of our planet and Her most precious resources.
Mother Earth is given Her own voice in this story, which offers a compelling visual timeline
with minimal use of dialogue, to challenge the viewer to look past his/her own
personal surroundings and observe our drastically changing landscape.
This story was Influenced by the macabre exploitations of the Amazon rainforest,
and by a film titled "I Am Cuba" by Mikhail Kalatozov.
Award Winner, Firenze FilmCorti International Film Festival
The Gold List, British Independent Film Festival
Finalist, Oaxaca Film Festival
Semi-Finalist, Utah Film Festival
Semi-Finalist, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement, Berlin Flash Film Festival
Nominee, Best Experimental Short Screenplay, Georgia Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection, Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Official Selection, Austin Micro Film Festival
Official Selection, UK Film Festival
“It is well crafted, timely, and clever storytelling."