Kate Graham

Little Grasses Crack Through Stone

In Little Grasses Crack Through Stone, Kate Graham stepped in front of her camera for the first time to create a personal, nightmarish exploration of giving birth in the first Covid-19 lockdown. Edited like a fever dream, the images combine with TE Morris’ haunting score to invite viewers to experience the isolation and fear, but also the sense of joy. The title is a quote from Sylvia Plath’s maternity ward-set poem Three Women (1962): “The city waits and aches. The little grasses / Crack through stone, and they are green with life.” Graham is a filmmaker whose work is concerned with giving female characters a safe space to be themselves.