The Big Green Film Day
25th February 2024
10am to 4pm
The Big Green Film Day offers you a chance to see inspiring, thought-provoking films in a warm and friendly setting. Films will be shown in the theatre, the café will be open all day for chat, refreshments (including hearty soup and bread for lunch) and music and song from Halesworth Harmony and the Kitchen Band. Find out about local projects including a new initiative to monitor and improve water quality in the River Blyth, engage with the work that the amazing Millennium Green volunteers carry out and hear more about local farming initiatives.
Treat yourself to some time out with great films that remind us of everything we love about our environment, both close to home and further afield. Take heart – and be inspired by – the actions that others are taking to make a difference.
10.10am The Biggest Little Farm (90’) – transports us to west coast America to enjoy the re-generation of a small-scale farm, with hens, ducks, sheep, cows and even an endearing sow who becomes friends with a greasy-looking rooster – an uplifting treat, the perfect antidote to our grey, winter days!
12.15pm Rivercide (60’) – George Monbiot’s campaigning documentary about the degradation of the River Wye and other English rivers, offering insights into the many causes of our deteriorating wild waters and holding those responsible to account. “Don’t get mad, get angry!”
2pm Caught in the Act (17’) – a beguiling short film “made-by” and starring otters, filmed throughout the rivers of Suffolk including our very own Blyth. In conjunction with Rivercide, we are reminded of the amazing wildlife that’s on our doorstep and given a wake-up call to protect our rivers, especially in the light of the well-publicised sewage releases which sadly impact the Blyth too.
2.20pm Halesworth Millennium Green – Past and Future (7’) – a short film and slides marking the 25th anniversary of setting up the Green. Now is the time to celebrate what’s been achieved and to plan ahead.
2.45pm The Nettle Dress (70’) – a poignant, lyrical documentary following a textile artist living in Sussex who spends seven years crafting a hand-spun dress from foraged nettles in memory of his recently deceased wife. The film has received great reviews in the national press and has quickly found a highly appreciative audience, reminding us of the importance of the natural environment to all aspects of our lives, physical and emotional.
Entry throughout the day is free, with donations welcomed to help cover costs
This is the second of #Halesworth ASH’s monthly events to highlight aspects of the climate crisis and explore how locally, as individuals and as communities, we can mitigate against the consequences. https://halesworthash.com/