Salvadora is a new short natural history film. The idea for this film was conceived from often walking past Salvadora bushes and wondering what was producing the rustling sound from within the dense vegetation. I then elaborated on this thought to produce a short film personifying the plant into a living 'biological metropolis' for animals.
Featuring previously undocumented insect behaviour, science mixes with art in this tribute to the under-appreciated world of plants and insects. Salvadora persica is a shrub that occurs within the Namib Desert; this film explains how it survives, and explores the ecological web of its unusual ecosystem, a linear oasis.