Fancy a free evening of film exploring flood risk in Somerset and celebrating local community resilience?
‘Down by the River’ is a new documentary filmed during the summer of 2021. Commissioned by Somerset Rivers Authority and produced by Somerset Film, this beautifully shot film reveals the hidden challenges of the local landscape and gives a voice to local volunteers, highlighting the extraordinary work they do.
With two dates in Sedgemoor ,each event will also include an entertaining and thought-provoking selection of Somerset archive films, covering historic Somerset floods, local groups like the Home Guard in World War Two and fundraising carnivals. The exact mix will vary from place to place, to allow for items of very local interest.
The films reveal how communities have responded, not just to flood risk, but the many challenges they have faced over the years and promises to illustrate how valuable the experience of the past is in responding to new challenges such as climate change. Have a look at a trailer here – https://youtu.be/L38ft2BfNuA
Glastonbury Town Hall on 4 February 2022 at 7pm
Cheddar Village Hall, 12 February, 7pm
Martock Parish Hall, 19 February, 7pm
Shepton Mallet Whitstone School, 2 March 7pm
Minehead Regal Theatre, 5 March, 2pm
Taunton Creative Innovation Centre CIC, 9 March, 7pm
Burrowbridge Coronation Hall, 12 March, 7pm
Yeovil Westlands Entertainment Venue 16th March 7pm
Bridgwater Arts Centre, 18 March, 7pm
Roadwater Village Hall 20th March 7pm
Light refreshments will be available at all screenings.
To reserve your free seat, visit www.somersetfilm.com/get-involved.