The Land

An Adventure Play Documentary

A new documentary film about Adventure Play. 

Watch: "Fortraits"

I nearly fainted when I saw this delightful 1 minute film at the True/False documentary film festival.  Such whimsy and wonder inspired by the possibilities provided by an adventure playground.

Fortrait #3: "Adventure Fort"

"Adventure Fort" was part 3 of a 4-part series of "fortraits" by Encyclopedia Pictura.  Here are the others. They are a delight. 

Fortrait #1 "Driftwood Cabin"

Fortrait #2: "Camping Rafts"

Fortrait #4: Subterranean Breakfast Nook

Don't they make you want to look around? Pick up a stick? Tie it to another with some grass? Stack rocks? Paint? Draw?  Look to the sky? To try something silly?  Delight in creating?  Yes. Yes, they do.  Me too. 

I wonder what a playworker might say about the play drive here - that feeling that the films trigger inside of us.  If I had to guess, based on what I've learned from them all so far, I might say that these films give us permission to play.  And permission, it seems, is sometimes all it takes.