The Felling is a first-hand account of an extraordinary and shocking tale, where Sheffield citizens from 18-90 years old rise up and become modern day heroes by putting their bodies on the line to stop the destruction of their city's healthy street trees.
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 come to chop down their beloved street 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?
The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with director Eve Wood.
Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.