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Wetheuncivilised, A Life Story (2017)

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Once in a while a film comes along that has profound impact – this is a delicious taste of what can be.” - Polly Higgins 

“ A stunning and sensitive journey into ecology, humanity and spirituality.” - The Cube Cinema, Bristol.               

Wetheuncivilised is now offered for free, in the spirit of the gift! If you'd like to show your thanks, you can buy the film on this page. 100% of the proceeds goes to support the filmmakers. - Films For Action                               

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 journey around the UK, in search of the seeds of an alternative story, and with it hope for the future.

Confronting the stark reality of our times, and the responsibility it calls forward in them, the film follows Pete and Lily on an intimate and life-changing journey as they discover a culture and people of land and place.

Featuring conversations with grassroots activists and leading voices 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 tells a tale of both deep grief and inspired hope, unearthing the structures that perpetuate oppression and ecological destruction, whilst providing a soulful exploration of our humanity and our yearning to live in relationship to one another and the natural world.

For more information, to take action, or organise a community screening visit wetheuncivilised.org

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Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.

 

Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

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One of the coolest things is, thanks to our patrons, our library is ad-free and 100% supported by member donations, while 99% of our library is free to access and always will be. The pay-per-view films on our site, of course, help support the filmmakers, and 90-100% of the revenue for PPV films hosted by us goes to the filmmakers. 

To thank our $5/mo patrons, we partner with filmmakers and distributors to provide free access to a growing number of films that are normally pay-per-view. With just 20 highly curated films at the moment, it's basically a very, very tiny Netflix for world changers, but its main function is to support the library as a whole.

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