WAVES OF CHANGE

INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE CLIMATE ACTION

Waves of change brings together anthropology, climate science and animation to engage young people in climate research, and inspire them to take climate action.

Our goal is to help young people recognise that their voices matter and their actions can make a difference. We work collaboratively with them to spread a sense of climate hope, thinking together about creative strategies to raise awareness and protect the future of our planet.

Waves of Change is based at the Univerity of Bristol and funded by the AHRC, NERC, the Cabot Institute for the Environment, The British Academy and Research England.

To find out more check out our website: www.wavesofchange.org.uk

AMAZONIMATIONS

MAKING ANIMATIONS WITH INDIGENOUS MATSES PEOPLE IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

Amazonimations is a collaborative research project that brings together anthropologists, animators, artists and indigenous people living in the Amazon rainforest.

We are working together to produce animated films that are entirely scripted, narrated and illustrated by different generations of Matses, and through which they will tell their stories to the wider world.

During this project I ran workshops with groups of Matses on animation and storytelling. Together we made storyboards and recorded the voice over. I then animated the paintings that were made by indigenous artist Guillermo Pemen,  and edited the films.

Amazonimations is funded by the British Academy and the University of Bristol.

 

WRITING IN THE SHADOWS

WITH UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, IMPRISONED PEOPLE AND CULTURAL ACTIVISTS FROM MEXICO AND THE UK

This film reflects on the positive effects of writing and publishing on life in and beyond prison. As their poetry shows, creative expression gives people a highly personal means to tell their own stories, construct new senses of self, and leave a legacy that speaks across walls and borders. 

The film comes out of a collaborative action research project led by Dr Lucy Bell and Dr Joey Whitfied (Cardiff University), entitled Prisoner Publishing, which supports grassroots organizations in Mexico with long traditions of working with prisoners and marginalised people, and brings Latin American community practices like cardboard (“cartonera”) publishing to UK prisons for the first time. Produced by Calling the Shots and avaiable on BBC iPlayer as a part of Animated Thinking series.