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The Beaver Believers – Film Screening and Q & A

Event Date: 15th November 2019, 18:00 – 22:00

Event Category: Show/Festival/Event

Location: Braunton Countryside Centre

Cost: £3

Local food, film screening and a question & answer session with the  National Trust team who are planning to introduce Beavers as part of the Riverlands Porlock Vale streams project.

£3.00 entry includes 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 till 7:00pm doors open for food and drink. Local food and nibbles provided.
• 7:00pm- 7:20pm project overview with National Trust focusing on the Porlock Vale and Streams Project
• 7:20- 8:20pm film screening
• 8:20pm to 9:45 Questions session
• 9:45 finish