Redundant military vehicles are consumed by nature over time. This hardware, built to withstand the heat of battle slowly crumbles and rusts. Trees grow from the hulks, metal turns to ferns, they sit drowned in pools of water.
A metaphor for the battle that nature must fight against the worst that mankind can throw at it, and the tenacity that nature possesses. A timelapse short with music by Machinefabriek.
Inspired by a quote from the naturalist Jacques Yves Cousteau this film explores the way that nature finds a way to cling to life, to find a foothold, and ultimately to reclaim. The solidity of these metal beasts is questioned as the rust and flake away and are slowly fed back into the ground.