Making Like a Forest: Xin Cheng and Adam Ben-Dror

Nov 30 2020

Common Unity Project Aotearoa is a Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley-based initiative where farms sprout in schools and prison grounds and the harvests are made into children’s lunches by volunteers.

Manawa Karioi, in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, is one of the region’s oldest reforestation projects, where land is restored to a forest ecosystem through collective effort to be enjoyed by native birds and humans alike.

Filmed as single channel video with sound, Cheng and Ben-Dror follow the transformations that occur in both these initiatives, including composting, growing, foraging and harvesting.