The Felling (12A)
Sat 22 Apr 2023
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Director Eve Wood, Producer Jacqui Bellamy
2022 | 112 mins | UK
All screenings have optional Audio Description available.
Screening on World Earth Day 2023, The Felling is a first-hand account of an extraordinary and shocking tale, where Sheffield citizens aged 18-90 years old rise up and become modern day heroes by putting their bodies on the line to stop the destruction of their city’s healthy street trees and help save the Planet from climate Armageddon.
A true David-and-Goliath story about how a community of determined residents in one of Europe’s greenest cities, battled peacefully with a powerful city council, a giant multinational corporation and the police that come to chop down their beloved street trees in the middle of the night, as part of a massive £2.2 billion private contract to maintain their city’s highways.
When an injunction threatens peaceful protesters with bankruptcy and imprisonment, ordinary citizens are forced to ask themselves the crucial question:
How far am I prepared to go to save a tree?
“By capturing the struggle in Sheffield, The Felling film acts as a rallying cry to tree campaigners and nature protectors all around the country.”
Paul Powlesland, Lawyers for Nature
“A masterclass in non-violent direct action”
Green Party Sheffield
“The Felling is a mighty message about the true power of ordinary people standing up, together.”
The Showroom, Sheffield