The Felling + Q&A 12A

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This film was last shown on 5 April 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.

This screening of The Felling will be followed by an in-person Q&A, hosted by journalist Andy Kershaw in conversation with filmmakers Eve Wood and Jacqui Bellamy (TBC), Active Street Tree Campaigner Justin Buxton, and Street Tree Campaigner and Green Party Councillor Alison Teal.

As this is a special event, there will be no ads or trailers. Please ensure that you arrive at the time stated on your ticket.


Eve Wood, Jacqui Bellamy
1 hour 57 minutes


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