1995, 10 Minutes
This animated short deals with the seemingly harmless practice of importing foreign flora. It tells the story of an elderly woman who ventures out into the Australian desert to set up her home. In her attempt to recreate the beauty of the home she has left, she does not see the beauty that is already there - or understand the consequences of her actions. The film reveals how beauty in one context can become a menace in another.
Internationally acclaimed children's book author and artist Jeannie Baker uses a unique collage art form to recreate in remarkable detail the textures and colours of the central Australian landscape.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director/Writer/Animator: Jeannie Baker
Running Time: 10 Minutes