Sunday 20th July 7.30pm: Film Showing: Project Wild Thing
Project Wild Thing is filmmaker David Bond’s record of his attempt to reconnect his own children – and indeed all of Britain’s children – with nature. Today’s young people stay indoors, unlike their parents and grandparents, who as children loved to roam free. A new generation is addicted to iPads and consoles, getting obese and insidiously depressed in the process, and parents are letting it happen. The outdoors is increasingly assumed to be dangerous, pointless and irrelevant.
“We think we’ve outgrown nature,” says Bond, and wonders if the way is to promote nature as a brand, so the kids can ‘get’ it and ‘choose’ it. With boyish enthusiasm, he devises ad strategies through billboards and social media to spread the good word, and gets out and about to talk to environmentalists like George Monbiot and Chris Packham.
After the film we will be holding our Annual Open Meeting, which is an informal opportunity to help us define our programme for the forthcoming year over a cuppa and a slice of cake.
As usual the showing takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH (map). Entry is free, but we will ask for a donation after the film to help us to cover screening costs. We hope you can join us.
Bring a child – or your inner child!
P.S. Please display our poster if you have an opportunity to do so!