This is an ADDITIONAL screening of the wetheuncivilised Community Screening Tour 2016.
Over 50 dates, Over 2000 people, raising over £2000 for local community projects working towards the permaculture ethics - earth care, People Care and fair shares...
This event will be raising funds towards the set-up of a local charity for unaccompanied refugee minors.
7:30pm Prompt - Film Screening
9:15-10:00pm - After Show Discussion with the filmmakers, Lily and Pete Sequoia
Tickets -£8 donation on the door RESERVE IN ADVANCE: funds from the door will be going 50/50 between wetheuncivilised (a non-profit grassroots film project), and will contribute towards the setting up of a locally run charity, for an Integration Residence for unaccompanied Refugee Minors
” A stunning and sensitive journey into ecology, humanity and spirituality.” The Cube, Bristol
TRAILER - http://wetheuncivilised.org/
Disillusioned by a cultural story of consumption and alienation, a newly married couple embark on a year long journey around the UK, searching for the seeds of an alternative culture and with it hope for the future.
Without any prior filmmaking experience, they borrow the money to buy a second hand film camera. Carrying their unborn child, they set off with an intention to share their experience.
We follow the filmmakers’ quest on this intimate journey as they speak to grassroots activists alongside the pioneering voices of Satish Kumar (The Ecologist), Polly Higgins (Ecocide Lawyer), Mac Macartney (Embercombe), Bruce Parry (Explorer), Mark Boyle (Moneyless Manifesto), Martin Shaw (School of Myth), Glennie Kindred (Artist and writer), The late Patrick Whitefield (Permaculturist) and Simon Fairlie (The Land). On this quest, they take with them a question – What could an uncivilised world look like?
DETAILS ABOUT THE SCREENING
Hosted by Lily and Pete Sequoia, the film makers, there will be a short introduction to the wetheuncivilised project before the start of the film, (1hr38min). Following the screening, there will be and invitation to share and reflect and a Q+A with the filmmakers.
“Moving. Haunting. Thought-provoking and profound. A chance to consider how to live on the edge, yet connected to community and society. Alternative ways of living. Reconnecting to the wild, elemental side of ourselves. Honouring the grief of what we collectively have created in order to come home to our truth and wisdom.” Rachel Dymond
“So beautiful, rich, open and honest.” Carmel
“wetheuncivilised – a Life Story was not only inspiring and informative, but it was beautifully crafted storytelling, enhanced by stunning visuals, graphics and music. The narrative was gripping, moving and honest, ending with a kind of open question. How to accept and appreciate the positive aspects of our post-industrial society, particularly health care, while acknowledging the concurrent devastation, cruelty and dissonance?
The overall feeling for me was respect and modesty: my total respect for the film protagonists, their own self-respect, respect for others and the earth. Honouring and heeding the voice of elders and humility and listening in the face of challenging situations. Throughout there was a lightness of touch, rather than table-thumping, even during an empassioned sequence on fracking protests. I believe this film tour speaks to all generations and gathers people together for a experience of true community.” Katie Lloyd-Nunn, Hawkwood College
“Truly inspiring and thought provoking. I found sharing your experience moved me to reconsider my current lifestyle. Pete and Lily, it would be fantastic to share the film with as wide an audience as you can reach, so many people feel the dissatisfaction you experienced and that seed needs nurturing.” David Turner
“What an amazing film! You guys have done so well. I was deeply moved last night – particularly by your approach to grief on different levels, it helped with my own grief.” Flo Scott
“It was stunning beyond words. I am inspired in a deep way, feeling connected to my roots in the ground!” Sophia Efthimiou
“Goosebumps all over! Congratulations – what an awesome film, amazing inspirational story, and an incredible example of following your intuition, finding your path and honouring your truths. And a beautiful love story too.” Karen Smithson
“That film broke my heart open . Very moving .” Emma Watkinson
“Just been to the premier of #wetheuncivilised Pete and Lil’s years of hard work culminated in a film of such scope I can’t possibly describe it. It brings up so many emotions and leaves you feeling inspired to go out and change things. I will need to watch it 15 times to take in all the incredible ideas and philosophies. The 10 minute standing ovation was more than deserved. Can’t wait for the next chapter….” Jack Rumbold
COMMUNITY SCREENING TOUR 2016
This Summer, we have travelled the UK, fuelled by waste cooking oil, in our home, an ex-service library bus, screening the film for communities, festivals and transition towns. For tour locations and dates, click here.
We have been greatly inspired by the Shodh Yatra, which is an Indian term, that means: “to undertake a journey for the search of knowledge, creativity and innovations at the grassroots” – information is carried from one village to the next, and shared in order to perpetuate and evolve vital skills.
By providing the conditions for informal, spontaneous relationships, we hope that the community screenings will be an opportunity to seed ideas, collaborations and opportunities for people to get involved in creating sustainable solutions for positive social change, rooted in the permaculture ethics of fair-share, people care and earth care.