Branches of a Tree (2020) is a short film that documents visits and conversations conducted with a family of Bulgarian carpet weavers. Over the course of the visits, the filmmakers uncover the individual stories of a group of weavers, as they are sitting in front of their looms, weaving carpets, in the same way, with the same symbols and patterns, as has been practiced for hundreds of years. Consequently, a collective history emerges.

Branches of a Tree was filmed in November 2019 as a part of a month long residency with World of Co. in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A film by Lily Bennett & Max Boutwell Draper

In association with World of Co.

With support from Chiprov Kilim

Duration 24 min


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