The Felling 12A

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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.

Edit Director: Eve Wood
Producer: Jacqui Bellamy


1 hour 57 minutes


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