The Felling – An Epic Tale of People Power (12A)
To mark Earth Day weekend, Moorlands Climate Action presents a powerful film about the impact that ordinary people can have when they resist damage being done to their community.
A great opportunity to see this film in in the wake of the inquiry report. The film tells how Sheffield citizens from 18-90 years old rise up and become modern day heroes by putting their bodies on the line to stop the destruction of their city’s healthy street trees and help save the Planet from climate Armageddon. A true David-and-Goliath story about how a community of determined residents in one of Europe’s greenest cities, battled peacefully with a powerful city council, a giant multinational corporation and the police that came to chop down their beloved street trees in the middle of the night, as part of a massive £2.2 billion private contract to maintain their city’s highways….
“Bloodboiling” – The Guardian.
Dir. Eve Wood, Prod. Jacqui Bellamy, UK, 2022, 112 mins.
Photo: Chelsea Elm – survived thanks to protest. Credit: Jacqui Bellamy.
No formal entry charge – just pay what you can.
We plan to run a short discussion on ‘Lessons from the Felling’ after the end of the film.
Presented by Moorlands Climate Action with the support of Fox Dox.
Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.
Hot drinks available.
Film starts: 5:00pm