About this submission
Gnarled Roots is a "short film of sorts" that I created as a final project for a class I took in the Fall of 2019. The class was full of students who completed an internship in Asia over the past summer; the final assignment was to create something "reflecting on themes from your time in Asia." I took the opportunity to be introspective and really investigate myself; the film is a genre-bending Frankenstein of sorts that is part documentary, poetic expression, music video, and more. It's a very personal project- one that is nerve-racking but exciting to share.