Tea Nikolić noticed the continuous disappearance of green areas in Belgrade. This motivated her to found Šuma peva (The Forest is Singing), an organization that initiates collective plantings, and encourages people to plant trees in urban areas educating them on how to preserve and take care of the young trees in their neighborhoods.
“What do you need to plant a tree? Nothing but a shovel and the tree.”
“A tree’s life dynamic in the city is difficult. The biggest problem is the insufficient number of surfaces where trees can be planted.”
Director: Ana Konstantinović
Scriptwriter: Tamara Baračkov
Cinematographer: Milovan Ilić
Editing and aerial footage: Marija Kovačina
Music: Yorgos Dousos and Artlist license
Assistant director: Željko Maksimović
Assistant editor: Sara Jovanović
Color grading: Ivan Nikolić
Production: Eho animato, May 2022
The Ways of the Heroes project artistically examines the problems of social apathy and absence of agency in dealing with one of the most concerning issues of our times – the environment.
During one year (July 2021 – July 2022) Eho animato will create and present 12 poetic documentary portraits of heroes from seven countries – people who influence our societies by taking everyday actions that are environmentally conscious and inspiring.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Supported by Belgrade City Council and Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia.