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How to Make a Traditional Woven Basket from a Tree

Using the tools of his late father, Stephen Jerome continues the traditional indigenous art of basketmaking in this meditative short by filmmaker Heather Condo. Watch the entire process unfold, from chopping down the tree in the forest to weaving in the last element in the studio.

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.