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JANE’S WALK EVENT: Documentary film, The Felling (2022), by Eve Wood and Jaqui Bellamy

May 07, 2023

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)

https://www.fellingfilm.com/

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Date:
Sun, May 7, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/318511740413577/

Venue

Firstsite Colchester
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Jane’s Walk Colchester
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