Encounters With Plants - Ruurd Walrecht
Ruurd Walrecht has a very special relationship with the plants. He communicates with plants, but not through words, he can smell, hear and think with his heart and from the perspective of the plants, they communicate with him through dreams and he has a special affinity to the vegetable plants he grows on his homestead in Sweden. His aim is to ensure they are strong plants with wildness in them to maintain tsrong immune systems in both the plant and in the humans that eat them.
This short film was made by Jean-Louis, a French film-maker with a passion for nature.
There was a time, a few years ago, when Jean-Louis began to take a closer look at the plants in his garden, to look at them, listen to them, feel their emotions, and establish a caring relationship with them. An inner voice - was it one of plants? - then suggested to him to realize filmed portraits of people having a friendly and respectful relation with the plants, communicating with them, etc.
In this way he hoped to show that another vision of the world was possible, a less anthropocentric vision, in which non-human beings were no longer seen as only serving humans. This change of vision seemed actually to him, more than radical activism, the necessary and sufficient condition of the safeguarding of Nature, to which he has devoted himself for fifteen years as part of its foundation, "The Humane Earth Foundation"
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