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FILM: We the Uncivilised – A Life Story

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Ruskin Hall, Emerson College

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Disillusioned by a story of consumption and alienation, a newly married couple are called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child, they embark on a year-long journey around the UK in search of the seeds of a different story, and with it hope for the future.

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We join Pete and Lily Rose Sequoia on an intimate and life-changing journey as they confront the stark reality of our times, and discover a hidden culture of connection and belonging. This film has been made by them, and they will be present at this showing to talk about their experiences.

We The Uncivilised tells a tale of both deep grief and inspired hope, unearthing the structures that perpetuate ecological destruction, whilst providing a soulful exploration of our humanity and our yearning to live in relationship to one another and the natural world.

The film features conversations with grassroots activists and leading figures of the UK ecological movement, including: Satish Kumar (editor ‘The Ecologist’), Polly Higgins (ecocide lawyer), Bruce Parry (explorer and filmmaker), Martin Shaw (School of Myth), Jewels Wingfield (ecofeminist), Mac Macartney (Embercombe), Simon Fairlie (editor ‘The Land’), Peter Owen Jones (clergyman and presenter), Glennie Kindred (author and artist), and the late Patrick Whitefield (permaculturist).

A stunning and sensitive journey into
ecology, humanity and spirituality
.”
The Cube Cinema, Bristol

Moving… Tragic… Inspiring.
Bruce Parry, Film Maker

Once in a while a film comes along that has profound impact –
this is a delicious taste of what can be
.”
Polly Higgins

About the film-makers:

Pete Sequoia worked for 10 years as a museum installation designer and interior architect. In 2010, he completed an MA in Sustainable Design at Brighton University, where he went on to lecture for the course, and design and teach on the permaculture design diploma for Brighton Permaculture Trust. Pete is an ecological designer-carpenter and part of Open Earth Ecology Design Co-op. Now Pete’s time is dedicated to his work as a filmmaker, on a mission to find positive solutions to the current crises.

Lily Rose Sequoia completed an English Literature degree at Leeds University, before working in theatre direction and production. She went on to work in London for a branding consultancy before changing careers to become a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist. Lily has always explored creativity through words and poetry, and now, she is interested in telling stories through the visual language of film.

For more information visit https://wetheuncivilised.org.

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