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Beaver Believers

Event Date: 17th January 2020, 18:00

Event Category: Talk / Conference

Location: Braunton Countryside Centre

The National Trust present a film screening of ‘Beaver Believers’ with a question and answer session about the Porlock Vale Streams project.

Film showing and Question & Answer session with the National Trust about the Trusts Riverlands Porlock Vale streams project. This exciting project is working to reduce the impacts of climate change, bring back species such as Water Vole and Beaver and bring social and economic benefits to local communities.

£3.00 (+booking fee) entry includes local food & refreshments.
Film projection by the Croyde Deckchair Cinema

About the Film:
Sometimes the best solutions to the biggest problems can be found in the most unexpected places. Meet the beaver believers: five scientists and a sassy, spicy hairdresser, tackling climate change, one stick at a time.
The Beaver Believers is the urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists who share a common vision: restoring the North American Beaver, that most industrious, ingenious, bucktoothed engineer, to the watersheds of the arid West. The Beaver Believers encourage us to embrace a new paradigm for managing our western lands, one that seeks to partner with the natural world rather than overpower it. As a keystone species, beaver enrich their ecosystems, creating the complexity and resiliency our watersheds need to absorb the impacts of climate change. Beavers can show us the way and even do much of the work for us, if only we can find the humility to trust in the restorative power of nature and our own ability to play a positive role within it. Shot in 8 western US states, Mexico, and Canada, through desert drought, raging wild fires, spring floods, and wetland tranquillity, this film will change the way you think about climate change and inspire you to step up confront the challenges we face.

Evening Agenda:

6:00pm – 6:30pm doors open for food and drink. Local food and nibbles provided.
6:30pm- 7:15pm project presentation with National Trust focusing on the Porlock Vale and Streams Project.
7:15- 8:15pm film screening.
8:15pm Questions & Answer session.

9pm finish.


Finalist in the “Best Documentary” category at the London Eco Film Festival