Many Lives of A Shield is a short film, directed by Dr Luciana Martins, produced & edited by Bea Moyes of the Derek Jarman Lab. The film came out of a research project, ‘Mobilising the Value of Biocultural Collections in Brazil’, supported by Newton Institutional Links and the British Council, and developed in partnership with Kew Archives and Botanical Collections, the Jardin Botanico do Rio de Janeiro, the Flora Foundation, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), and Federacao das Organizacoes Indigenas do Rio Negro (FOIRN). This film was made possible with funding from Birkbeck University. From October 2017 until March 2018, the film was exhibited at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens. The project also went onto win the 2018 Birkbeck Public Engagement Award.
A version of the film with Portuguese subtitles is available here.