Creativity,  Films

Roqué’s First Friday Films: Building Benches at Chinkapin Craftstead (07/01/22)

Today is the first Friday of July. It is time to share a new short film that I have made!

As of this past spring, I have worked as the Director of Programs at Chinkapin Craftstead Land Project. It is a nonprofit organization based in Woodbury, TN, that cares for over 300 acres of forest and builds community through arts and craft-related events and programming. There is already a community of people working together to build hiking trails, care for a vegetable garden, and help with events.

Back in April, several folks came together at Chinkapin to build a few Leopold benches that would be distributed to different groups and households in the local area. I was on hand to film the entire process from cutting the wood to piecing together all of the different parts. You will see all of that in this short film and hear a new song that I wrote and recorded for this project.

Chinkapin Crafstead is a unique organization that incorporates land preservation and the advancement of the arts in its mission statement. I am proud to be able to help carry out its intentions as a staff member. Watch these beautiful Leopold benches come together by pressing the “Play” button above.