Plant portals: breath

plant portals: breath

Film Synopsis


"plant portals: breath” is an experimental meditation on the unspoken history many queer and trans people of colour carry daily, connecting bumblebees, colonial trauma, alternate universes and the complicated concept of “rest” to ask: Can nature heal us?
Shot entirely on an iPhone, the film is intentional in imagining what is possible, and manifests a reality rooted in mindfulness.

The filmmaker gives thanks to Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson and The Community Witch, without whose healing work this film would not have been possible.

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Title: plant portals: breath

Length: 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Country of Origin: United Kingdom/Germany

Completion Date: 2020


Director: Nicky Chue


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About the Director, Nicky Chue


Nicky Chue is a gender/queer Afrogerman & POC multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker from Berlin, whose work connects visual art and poetry.
Their practice and narratives centre queer and POC perspectives and explore the complicated concepts of solitude, loneliness, rest, and
togetherness in contemporary, historical and futuristic contexts. Past projects - writing, (co-)directing, and editing work - include
Falling Into The Light (2021), They (2019) and Cake & Candles (2017).


Nicky's films have been screened internationally, including at Black Reels Film Festival, Zinefest Köln, Toronto Queer Film Festival, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London Short Film Festival and Fringe of Colour .