Watts Towers


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The Watts Towers, a true story short film depicts the life work of Simon Rodia.  Using simple hand tools and cast off materials (broken glass, sea shells, generic pottery and ceramic tile) Italian immigrant, Simon Rodia spent 30 years (1921 to 1955) building a tribute to his adopted country and a monument to the spirit of individuals who make their dreams tangible. Running time 2:25 minutes. Part of the Spirit Clips Business Collection of 13 inspiring stories.
 
 
The Watts Towers are a complex set of 17 separate sculptural pieces built on a residential lot in the community of Watts part of Los Angeles, California.  Two of the towers rise to a height of nearly 100 feet. The sculptures are constructed from steel pipes and rods, wrapped with wire mesh, coated with mortar, and embedded with pieces of porcelain, tile and glass
 
Key Training Points
  • show that each of us can make a lasting contribution
  • encourage dedication and commitment to a task and achieving our goals
  • demonstrate how personal creativity can take many different forms and it is in each one of us


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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