Those in Grass Houses

Those in Grass Houses explores the complex and fascinating lives of one of Africa’s most compelling bird species – the Sociable Weaver. Their nests, the largest in the world, envelop the acacia trees they hang from in the arid savannah of Southern Africa. The nests are home to hundreds of individuals across many generations and this film delves into the highs and lows of living in a tightly knit community of such scale.

Director: Christian Lawes

United Kingdom
10 Min.
Director: Christian Lawes
Script: Christian Lawes
Cinematography: Christian Lawes
Editing: Christian Lawes
Music: Moritz Wanger
Nominations: Audience Award Best Short Film 2020