This is an ancient oriental tale about natural forces and human greed, told by children for the future generations. Enter the world of magic and children fantasies. So, once upon a time in desert a little man met a great sacred tree, which granted his every wish. He wished for more and more without consideration for his tree. And here is what happened...
Film was created without special effects. Ideas of costumes, decorations and characters were created by children.
A man, living a meaningless existence, is tormented by his memories. His joyful past as a craftsman was dominated by wood and nature, as opposed of the present where technology and industrialization are slowly making people more and more distant from each other. If man killed nature, is there a way to give her new life? Does a dead tree remain dead after cutting it down? Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. The broken object gains a much higher economical and aesthetic value, because its random cracks make it unique, symbolizing the idea that breakage and imperfection can result in an even better form of aesthetic and interior perfection.
Life. An immeasurable interweaving of uncountable phenomena. An utterly inter-dependent web of seamless unfolding's. Arising, passing away..Arising, passing away..Arising, passing away. Each time one thing passes, something new is born. Each leaf that curls and fades, offers the nutrients of it's life to nourish the seed of another. Breathing in, we receive life. Breathing out, we give life. Plant life giving birth to animal life. Animal life giving birth to plant life. In every moment this sacred cycle repeats. With out one, the other cannot survive. A profound and unbreakable connection. Man and Tree are not two but one. It can be no other way.
A journey into the future of the diverse uses and realities through which wood marks and bounds, in an enduring naturalness, the existence of man to its own. A stream of images and sounds will try to express in a visual synthesis the concept of “Wood and Humanity”.