I had the opportunity to travel to the province of Guizhou, China and immerse myself into the culture of the Miao people and their Silver Jewellery.
The project, run by Beijing Normal University, invites young film makers to come to China and create a piece of work documenting the rich culture of the country, which I was lucky enough to be chosen.
Instead of a conventional documentary, I wanted the audience to be immersed in what I experienced. I found it difficult to communicate with the people because of the language barrier. We take words and spoken language for granted in everyday life, I was disconnected from almost every person I encountered but I could still communicate my relationship to that culture and those people via visual and audio mediums.
A 32 page Zine was created from the stills, this is now sold out.