"A living tree means a living planet" is a collective international
documentary conceived and directed by Khalid Mokadmine, a young
filmmaker from Rabat. In April he reached me out online inviting me to
contribute with a one minute video to his ongoing project about the
relationship between humans and trees.
He had already invited several
filmmakers from all over the world, each one representing a different
country by telling a different visual story, and he still wasn't able
to find a director from Italy available to shoot his own segment. As
soon as he discovered I'm also a painter, he proposed me to figure out a
way to feature one of my painting in my video. Trees have provided
humans with the primary means of survival, therefore I thought it was
essential to show how they can still be a precious "motherly" source of
life for my own creations and (hopefully) the spirit of the humans
inhabiting my country.