Witness the Wild is an exciting programme of FREE public events happening around this year’s Wildscreen Festival, the world’s biggest wildlife documentary festival which runs from 10-14 October.
Our pedal-powered wildlife cinema is touring through Bristol showing the very best films that have been entered into this year's Festival in the most sustainable way possible. To create the cinema, we joined forces with Stand Up for Nature, an NGO started by local students Hannah Pollock and Jamie Unwin, whose mission is to inspire meaningful change in hard-to-reach communities through powerful filmmaking and communications.
Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact email@example.com
This screening is completely free, but booking is required due to restricted capacity. Seating will be provided for this event.
ABOUT WITNESS THE WILD
This series of events will see the natural world take over Bristol, and includes pop-up and pedal-powered wildlife film screenings, endangered species street art and an open-air, environmentally friendly, sustainably-sourced photography exhibition, featuring some of the world’s best wildlife photographers.
All of our screenings will feature Panda-nominated films. The prestigious Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ are the pinnacle of the Wildscreen Festival and are the most revered prizes in the wildlife filmmaking industry. This year's awards are taking place on 13 October at Bristol’s Colston Hall.
Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.
All of our Witness the Wild film screenings are free and have their own unique programme.
20:00 The Islands and the Whales
Guidance: Contains some distressing scenes
In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. A local doctor makes a grim discovery that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.
A production by Intrepid Cinema
Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Impact Award
Photo credit: Mike Day