Our Sacred Activists young leaders and Spiritual Ecology fellows bring you this community screening to raise funds for our upcoming trip to Oinofyta refugee-led camp, in Greece. Join us on this thought-provoking, heart-breaking and soul-inspiring evening.
About the film:
Disillusioned by a story of consumption and alienation, a newly-married couple are called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child, they embark on a year-long exploration of the UK in search of the seeds of a different story, and with it hope for the future.
We join Pete and Lily on an intimate and life-changing journey as they confront the stark reality of our times, and discover a hidden culture of connection and belonging.
The film features conversations with grassroots activists and leading figures of the UK ecological movement, including: Satish Kumar (editor of The Ecologist), Polly Higgins (ecocide lawyer), Bruce Parry (explorer), Martin Shaw (founder of School of Myth), Jewels Wingfield (ecofeminist), Mac Macartney (founder of Embercombe), Simon Fairlie (editor of The Land), Peter Owen Jones (clergyman, presenter), Glennie Kindred (author and artist), and the late Patrick Whitefield (permaculturist).
A Life Story is a tale of both deep grief and inspired hope, unearthing the structures that perpetuate ecological destruction, whilst providing a soulful exploration of our humanity and our yearning to live in relationship to one another and the natural world.
“A stunning and sensitive journey into ecology, humanity and spirituality.” – The Cube Cinema
“ Moving… Tragic… Inspiring ” – Bruce Parry
“Once in a while a film comes along that has profound impact – this is a delicious taste of what can be.” – Polly Higgins
Find out more: www.wetheuncivilised.org
About the fundraiser:
As part of our Sacred Activists leadership programme, a group of young people from all walks of life and different traditions are going to Greece to volunteer in a refugee camp for a week. The camp we are visiting is in need of support to provide vital services and infrastructures that can allow the people there to live their lives with dignity. Ticket sale from this screening will directly support the Oinofyta refugee camp. You can access our official fundraiser page by clicking here.
Concession tickets are available for students and seniors on the door, and further donation collections will be made on the night. Please bring ID and arrive early to reserve a place.
Doors open at 7pm, screening begins 7:30pm. Refreshments provided.
St Ethelburga’s work sits at the intersection of climate and peace. We believe there can be no peace on Earth unless we also realise peace with Earth.
We offer events, training, leadership programmes and multimedia content which equip and inspire people to become peacemakers in their own contexts. Our project areas include community reconciliation, refugee inclusion, radical resilience, viewpoint diversity, and spiritual ecology.