When the Raven Stops Calling

(working title) A film in development.

A journey to Benin set in motion a number of questions that the film is trying to find answers to: what is belonging? How can one feel nostalgia for something that one hasn’t lived? How can one feel belonging in a foreign culture, but foreign in ones own country?

Though far an experiential film – intending to bring the viewer closer to lived experiences, where the camera functions as the extension of the filmmaker’s body – there’s also a personal narrative that re-connects to memories of her own family history. The film ponders our relationship to the natural world and the importance of synchronising with it’s intelligence to adapt to the challenges we’re facing.