World Earth Day/ The Felling

Directed by Eve Wood

The Felling is a first-hand account of an extraordinary and shocking tale, where Sheffield citizens from 18-90 years-old rose up and became 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 came to chop down their beloved 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?

Languages:
English

Duration:
112 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

Year of production:
2022