A meditative eco-science fiction collaboration. In creating this piece we had many discussions and re-watched a number of our favourite science fiction films. Where we coalesced was our adoration for pieces that proposed questions, and allowed room for the audience to draw their own conclusions.
“A genetically modified invasive species, bred to eat plastic and spin it into rope, makes a bid for freedom in the last wilderness on earth. A dutiful scientist is sent by a ruthless algorithm to hunt it down and destroy it. As she experiences the forest for the first time in her life, the scientist begins to question everything she has been taught about pollution, conservation, and the mythos of the untouched wilderness”
Produced / Written / Directed / Score
Marjan Verstappen / Stephen Neufeld / Bawaadan Collective
Made With Generous Support from Canada Council For The Arts
Starring – Katrina Keeshig
Special Thanks – Ryan Cooper / The Community of Neyaashiinigmiing
Featuring the poem, ‘We, Who Live In Darkness’, by Hone Tūwhare, from ‘Small holes in the Silence’ available at Penguin/Random books
Ngā mihi ana ki a koutou, heartfelt thanks to Hone Tūwhare, Rob Tūwhare, and the Hone Tūwhare foundation. We could not have made this piece without your blessing.