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JANE’S WALK EVENT: Documentary film, The Felling (2022), by Eve Wood and Jaqui Bellamy
Sun, May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are delighted to host this special screening of The Felling (2022), in the company of its Director, Eve Wood – a film which resonates strongly with the battles of Jacobs versus Moses in the 1960s and 70s. In the film-makers’ words:
“Innocent protest to save Sheffield’s healthy street trees turns into a nightmare, as a small group of brave suburbanites take on their Council, the police and a multinational corporation”.
“A David-and-Goliath story about how a small group of residents in one of Europe’s greenest cities battled to stop a powerful city council and a giant multinational corporation from chopping down thousands of healthy street trees as part of a massive £2.2 billion private contract to maintain the city’s highways.
What started as a local protest, soon attracted national and international support. As the stakes increased with threats of bankruptcy and imprisonment, ordinary citizens were forced to ask themselves the crucial question:
How far am I prepared to go to save a tree?
This is an extraordinary and shocking first-hand account of what happened on the tree-lined suburban streets of Sheffield”
DOORS OPEN 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
TICKETS: (On the door) Pay As You Feel
(all proceeds to the Jane’s Walk pot)