Set on a housing estate in east London, this project focuses on the positivity and vibrance of multi-cultural society on a day when walls are been built between nations and people who are in search of a better life and survival are having their movement prevented.
Multiculturalism is a celebration of life, a celebration of the beauty and heart of humanity, of the goodness and vibrance that is within us all, a celebration of our brothers and sisters.
Inspired by the late Polish Director, Krzysztof Kieślowsk's Dekalog, a series of ten short films. The series is about ten different people from one housing estate in Warsaw and illustrates how although each character may not know each other and is independent of each other, their lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human.
As an added layer to this inspiration and to support the idea of new beginnings and the vibrance of multicultural community, a cherry blossom tree symbolises the connecting point at the centre of an estate to portray the overlapping lives of local people who pass by the tree each day on the estate, or view it from their windows.
The beauty of nature enhances our lives each day, it connects us, it is given to us all, it does not ask who we are nor where we are from. In recognising the beauty in nature that surrounds us, we recognise the beauty in ourselves and each other.