I'm very pleased to announce that a display for the Janeemo project will be launched in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh from Monday 7th of March! Visitors of the John Hope Gateway will get insights into the uses of the three plants, Jatropha, Neem and Moringa, growing in Malawi. I designed the display and even built a clay stove with the help of Philip Revell, a potter from Dunbar, to demonstrate the uses of the plants.
The Janeemo film will be running on a screen and contains interviews with farmers and demonstrations. This film and the accompanying short Joseph's Road were made by Julian Krubasik and myself during 2009/2010 in cooperation with the Janeemo project and the Edinburgh College of Art.
The exhibit in the Botanic Gardens will be accompanied by school visits of Scottish schools who will be using the Janeemo films in their curriculum to learn about sustainable energy, climate change and life in Malawi. A DVD as part of a teachers pack has been recently handed out to over 60 schools.
Both films were screened at the Africa in Motion Film Festival in October 2010.
You can watch the exhibit until the end of May in the John Hope Gateway visitor centre at the West Gate of the Royal Botanic Gardens. I'm looking forward to your comments! Images following soon!