2019/6 min/Czech Republic/Director and edit: Samaré Gozal/Producer: Ramz Media and Stonecrop Review
Audacity is a videography project about the resilience of nature in urban spaces which was originally made for Stonecrop Review´s 2nd issue Roots/Routes . Trees improve air quality in cities and make urban spaces more inhabitable. Most trees do not interfere with pavements and the asphalt. This tree, however, has defied all rules. It has two twin stems that grow boldly out of the ground with branches stretching far and wide. Its leaves blow in the wind as children play close to it and grandmothers walk their dogs over the strong roots that have challenged the pavement as much as any tree could. A few friends get together to debate the origins of this remarkable tree. They debate whether the city planners built the road around the tree or whether it indeed just grew right out of the asphalt and if so then how could it possibly be allowed to grow so freely?