The Flight of an Ostrich (Schools Interior)
3 minutes, 2016
16mm film digital transfer
Birds are masters of the sky. The ostrich is incapable of doing the one thing birds are famous for – they cannot fly. They compensate their impotence by having the largest eyes and by being the fastest birds on land, seldom caught by predators. The Flight of an Ostrich (Schools Interior) links this description of the ostrich to a moment during the life of a chin-down, shy eight-year-old girl who, while watching an educational video about ostriches, grasps an opportunity and flies in the face of her peer group.
Commissioned by Random Acts, Channel 4