Day 438: In a New Light
A beautiful short performance film created by children and artists in Scotland, Bangladesh and Singapore was premiered at the Edinburgh International Children's Festival last week.
In a New Light is the culmination of an international collaboration exploring the current ecological crisis with three groups of children. Working across borders enabled children to look at the crisis from a global perspective, connecting with each other online and sharing creative ideas and provocations.
The children from St Ninian's R.C. Primary School (Scotland), Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts (Bangladesh) and Beyond Social Services (Singapore) worked with artists Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir (Lead Artist - Scotland and Film Director), Renee Chua (Lead Artist – Singapore) and Kamruzzaman Shadhin (Lead Artist - Bangladesh) and the film they have created is really stunning.
Filming is by Conor Reilly (Scotland), Wan Man and Ler Jiyuan (Singapore) and Salma Jamal Moushum (Bangladesh). The film was edited by Conor Reilly (Scotland) and Sound Design is by Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir (Scotland). The text is written by children in all three countries.
Edinburgh International Children's Festival continues until Sunday 6 June.