One of the best things about watching a great film is talking about it afterwards, especially when the film is as thought-provoking and inspirational as wetheuncivilised – A Life Story. Join us in the Off Grid Festival Village Hall to watch this roving documentary, with time for discussion afterwards. Lily and Pete take us on a journey around the UK’s ecological activist scene, interviewing such luminary figures as Satish Kumar, writer and editor of Resurgence magazine, Polly Higgins, ecocide lawyer, Martin Shaw, mythologist, Mac Macartney, founder of Embercombe and many more. The couple used the film as a way of researching the life they wanted to live and having found that life, they now want to settle down a bit. So we’re sad that Lily and Pete won’t be bringing their beautifull cinema space to Off Grid this year, but happy to announce that there will be a cinema in the Village Hall, so we can still enjoy the film!
Watch the Trailer here :
Also playing in the Village Hall cinema space is What’s Your Story, a series of very funky shorts about people who’ve turned their life around and found happiness doing something that they love. Filmmaker James Light has his own personal story to tell, which he will share in ‘A Filmmaker’s Guide to Enlightenment’.
“The film sets up the power of stories and how they shape society, the need to change the current cultural narrative and the need within us all to share our experience with others and crucially for that to be heard with intent and without judgement. We are all telling the story of our life and we do so by the choices we make every day. We don’t get to control many of the factors that influence our life but we do get to choose our response.”
The Village Hall will be showing some inspiring TED talks on themes that resonate with the Festival. Resilience, Change, Activism. Speakers like Transition innovator Rob Hopkins, mental health guide Jeremy Forbes, musician Beardyman, curious journalist Rose George and young craftivist Sarah Corbett.