Applying a lens of beauty to the narrative of war.
Behind the headlines and violence of the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and the Middle East, everyday people - with ordinary jobs and ordinary pressures - are trying to maintain a modicum of normality and colour. For some, gardening is the way to achieve this.
War Gardens is a surprising, tragic and beautiful photographic journey through the darkest places of the modern world, revealing the ways people make time and space for themselves, and for nature, even in the midst of destruction. Their gardens symbolise permanence, longevity and triumph in adversity, whilst providing food, shade, fuel, privacy and escape.
Combining powerful images and sensitive interviews, War Gardens shines an empathetic light on conflict, with a fresh look at the narrative of war through the personal stories of those living through them.
Experience the importance of gardens in war ravaged countries, as a means of creativity, therapy and hope - and for the common bond of humanity they instil.
Presented by Sydney Opera House.