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Saturday 18th November, 2023
Brewery Arts Centre - Screen Two - Kendal
1:30pm (GMT+0:00) Europe/London (Greenwich Mean Time)
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Event Details

Join Jack Wolfskin and WaterBear for the worldwide premiere of their latest production ‘Spirit of the Forest’. The focal point of a session that focuses on the importance of protecting and rewilding our shared natural spaces. 

Alongside fantastic films, join us for an engaging panel discussion featuring prominent voices in environmental conservation and storytelling with Sophie Williams from WaterBear, Forest Management Director for North England, Kevin May and Jamie Jones, Director of Spirit of the Forest.

Explore vital themes as we thread the worlds of filmmaking, brands, NGOs, and outdoor enthusiasts into one insightful conversation. This discussion takes a holistic approach to unravel the profound impact of stories, the increasing demand for knowledge and support to safeguard our natural world, and ways to actively participate, whether through rewilding initiatives or embracing the great outdoors. Discover how you can be a part of this movement, make a difference, and connect with like-minded individuals dedicated to preserving and enjoying the beauty of nature.


Spirit of the Forest, 2023 - A captivating journey into the heart of Nucsoara, Romania, where ancient beech trees hold secrets of history and resilience. Meet the grieving mayor, whose life intertwines with the forest after his wife's passing, symbolizing its healing spirit. Discover the vibrant biodiversity through Gamander Lopez's stunning photography in Elm's Valley, a haven for endangered species. Follow Ion Stăniloiu, a shepherd and local cheese producer, as he unveils the intricate bond between the forest and the local economy and unearth the forest's role as a refuge for resistance fighters against communism. As the forest faces challenges, hope endures for its preservation and the way of life it nurtures.

Serengeti of America, 2023 - What if we told you that North America was once home to a wilderness that rivalled the Serengeti? That magnificent megafauna & million-strong herds of bison & pronghorns once roamed an area from Canada to Texas? Join us as we explore the ‘what if’ of re-wilding and restoring the Great Plains of North America into the haven of biodiversity it once was. Could bringing them back to their former glory be the key to halting climate change? Let’s revive this forgotten world.
Directed by award-winning film-maker Keegan Kuhn and produced by BAFTA-winning Alex Lockwood.

Image: Daniel Mîrlea