“To raise awareness of the planetary value of trees everywhere and also to show a film with a serious feel-good factor.” [Word Forest Organisation]
We need to be valuing our trees a lot more: Stop the chop: looking after our mature urban trees – Vision Group for Sidmouth
And that includes looking to other parts of the world – which is what’s happening a week on Saturday:
A powerful environmental film from documentary maker, Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet, contains a blueprint for mitigating climate change and alleviating hunger and poverty in Africa.
#TreesAreThe Key is a 40-minute documentary made in conjunction with The Word Forest Organisation, a Lyme Regis charity that plants trees, builds classrooms and facilitates education in rural Kenya. It also shines a spotlight on the women’s empowerment group, Mothers of the Forest.
We are excited to host a fundraising community screening of the film at Dissenter of Sidmouth on March 25th.
Doors open at 11:00am for an 11:30am start. Information about local eco-initiatives will also be on hand and refreshments will be available.
Word Forest CEO Tracey West says: “The purpose of the screening is to raise awareness of the planetary value of trees everywhere and also to show a film with a serious feel-good factor.”
#TreesAreTheKey tells the story of why the world needs to plant more trees in the tropics and why we need to support the people who are taking care of the forests.
Simon West, Chair of Trustees at Word Forest, comments: “Understanding sustainability via permaculture, for example, allows the community to better resist climate chaos. We’re trying to fill the gaps left by governments and undo the damage done by big corporations.”
Free tickets are available at WordForest.org/FilmSidmouth23