Disillusioned by a cultural story of consumption and alienation, a couple are called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child, they embark on a year-long journey around the UK, searching for the seeds of an alternative culture and with it hope for the future. Without any prior filmmaking experience, they buy a second hand film camera, and set off with an intention to share their experience. They speak to grassroots activists, alongside pioneering voices - including Satish Kumar, Polly Higgins, Mac Macartney, Bruce Parry, Martin Shaw, Glennie Kindred, and the late Patrick Whitefield - on their quest to uncover an ‘uncivilised’ story of relationship, connection and belonging. Watch the trailer at the website.
The film is being shown by TTT Film Club as part of its debut tour. Lili and Pete say “[We] hope the Community Screenings will be an opportunity to seed ideas, collaborations and opportunities, for people to get involved in creating ... positive social change rooted in permaculture ethics; fair-shares, people care and earth care.”
Feedback from the premiere:
“It was stunning beyond words. I am inspired in a deep way, feeling connected to my roots in the ground!” Sophia Zoe Efthimiou
“Truly inspiring and thought provoking. I found sharing your experience moved me to reconsider my current lifestyle. Pete and Lily, it would be fantastic to share the film with as wide an audience as you can reach, so many people feel the dissatisfaction you experienced and that seed needs nurturing.” David Turner
“Just been to the premier of #wetheuncivilised [...] a film of such scope I can’t possibly describe it. It brings up so many emotions and leaves you feeling inspired to go out and change things. I will need to watch it 15 times to take in all the incredible ideas and philosophies. The 10 minute standing ovation was more than deserved. Can’t wait for the next chapter….” Jack Rumbold
“What an amazing film! I was deeply moved last night – particularly by your approach to grief on different levels, it helped with my own grief.” Flo Scott
“Goosebumps all over! Congratulations – what an awesome film, amazing inspirational story, and an incredible example of following your intuition, finding your path and honouring your truths. And a beautiful love story too.” Karen Smithson
“That film broke my heart open. Very moving.” Emma Watkinson
The film will be shown at 8pm on Tuesday July 5th, at the Dartmouth Inn. Doors open at 7.30 - please support the event by buying a drink at the bar, as the pub provides a free venue.
Entrance costs £4. Concessions £3. Under 25s £2.