Film 1: Wangari Matthai's Trees of Hope
This film project was delivered at Stockwell Primary School during ten workshops and is an adaption of the book Wangari Maathai - The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees. This film tells the inspirational real-life story of the Kenyan woman Wangari Maathai, who founded the Green Belt Movement (which has planted over 51 million trees) and was the first environmentalist to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.
Film 2: Hey, Little Ladybird
This film project was delivered through ten workshops at Corpus Christi Catholic School and is an adapted version of the book Hey, Little Ant − which addresses the relevant issues of animal rights and peer pressure.
Film 3: Olive Morris Meets Vincent Van Gogh
This children's animation film was developed through ten workshops at Stockwell Primary School and combines historical fact and fiction to tell the story of how the community leader and activist Olive Morris met the artist Vincent Van Gogh in Brixton.
Film 4: Isatou Ceesay Solves the Problem of Plastic Bag
This film project was developed through ten workshops at Corpus Christi Catholic School during the Arts Council funded project Recycle, Rewind & Animate. This short film tells the real-life story of Isatou Ceesay who found a solution to the problem of plastic bags through recycling them in The Gambia.
Film 5: Mindful Tiger, Happy Donkey
This film project was delivered at Lark Hall Centre for Autism and is an adapted version of the book Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda, which introduces children to the valuable practice of mindfulness.
Film 6: Charlie Chaplin Meets Octobot
This film project was delivered at Lark Hall Centre for Autism during ten workshops and combines historical fact and fiction to tell the story of how the comic actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin met the recycled superhero Octobot in South London.
The project culminated in a local screening with the children who participated and their parents/carers and educators at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton. It was a heart-warming and joyful evening in which the children’s incredible artwork and the important stories of each of the films − as well as the inclusive nature of this project − were celebrated together.