I SPY Nature Docs Showcase Child's-Eye View of Environment
What happens when you give children coming from a cross-section of society a video camera in places across Trinidad or Tobago and ask them to document what they see in the local environment through its lens? That’s what folks at the Greenlight Network set out to accomplish recently when they did just that, giving children ages 7-10 a camera and the guidance of local award-winning filmmaker Elspeth Duncan, enabling them to document nature from their point of view. The resulting shorts are expected to screen locally on the islands during the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, and no doubt will leave a lasting impression on the way in which attendees view the world. After all, there are few things that cannot be viewed afresh by all of us through the lens of a child’s mind.