The wintry landscape appears lifeless, but the seeds lies waiting all around us, waiting for a chance, an opportunity.
The courgettes, bolted in their growth during the summer, are semi-decayed. Frozen decomposition, but the seeds from inside are everywhere. The hardened flower stems of the runners have been thrown onto a heap. The seeds have fallen on the ground and have germinated. The first tiny plantlets, far too green, are exposed to the winter cold. Seed is nothing but hope and expectation. An aversion of death. A landscape seemingly dead.
A short film in the framework of the project ZAAD/SEED, an initiative by Jaap Verseput and the Stichting Zonnemaire Buitengewoon/Foundation Zonnemaire Extraordinary.
Truida Sinke-Lijk and her grandchildren Jitske, Bram and Ida
direction, camera, editing: Digna Sinke
composer: Wise Man’s Child
Klarinet: Christof May
violin: Sietse van Gorkom
cello: Lotte Beukman
piano: Merlijn Angad Gaur
thanks to Albert Elings
The project ZAAD is produced by Northern Devon Coast & Countryside Service
in partnership with Jaap Verseput and the Stichting Zonnemaire Buitengewoon/Foundation Zonnemaire Extraordinary,
supported by :
Vitaal Platteland Zeeland/LEADER+
Nederlands Fonds voor de Film