The Felling 12A
From the archive
This film was last shown on 28 December 2022
The Felling is an epic tale of people power, telling the true story of a small group of residents in Sheffield who 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.
Producer: Jacqui Bellamy
- 1 hour 57 minutes