Roots

Directed by
Nicole Barley

In 1977, a Deaf boy finds himself living alone in the woods with only a talking tree to keep him company

This heartwarming story of a boy living in the woods is about what it means to be understood, and the lengths we will go to feel heard. Set in the late 1970s, the film shows a Deaf teenage boy living by himself in the woods and finds himself striking up a friendship with a talking tree. Directed by Nicole Barley, it features an experimental storyline told through American Sign Language.

Barley “The project was made with a crew of over 40+ filmmakers and featured a lot of first-timers in their respective roles. Creating a film with some of my closest friends and co-workers in the middle of the woods was a dream for me and I will be forever grateful for the experience and the talent involved in making it happen.”


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Roots

Directed by
Nicole Barley

In 1977, a Deaf boy finds himself living alone in the woods with only a talking tree to keep him company

This heartwarming story of a boy living in the woods is about what it means to be understood, and the lengths we will go to feel heard. Set in the late 1970s, the film shows a Deaf teenage boy living by himself in the woods and finds himself striking up a friendship with a talking tree. Directed by Nicole Barley, it features an experimental storyline told through American Sign Language.

Barley “The project was made with a crew of over 40+ filmmakers and featured a lot of first-timers in their respective roles. Creating a film with some of my closest friends and co-workers in the middle of the woods was a dream for me and I will be forever grateful for the experience and the talent involved in making it happen.”


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