Friday, October 25, 2013

Project Wild Thing
Getting our kids back to Reality

Today (25th October) marks the London premiere of a new film, Project Wild Thing, which focuses on the alarming and rapidly growing disconnect between children and nature.

The roaming radius of British children - i.e. the distance they wander from their home - has shrunk by 90 per cent in the last 30 years, with time spent playing outside down 50% in just one generation. It’s a disheartening statistic, but one that has inspired award-winning filmmaker David Bond, who, keen for future generations not to miss out on the magic of the great outdoors, dreamed up Project Wild Thing. Lack of awareness will certainly make it ever more difficult for future generations to enjoy, respect and protect the natural world. The film itself is only one part of Bond’s campaign, which enlists a number of scientists, nature experts and sociologists to set about selling nature to kids, conscious that it will take more than eulogising to prise them away from their TVs and games consoles.

The film is showing at Stratford Picturehouse at 3.30 pm this Sunday, the 27th of October. The booking line is here.

Here’s a short preview:


Leytonstone Transition are considering hosting a screening if they get enough positive thumbs up, so if you do go along to see the film please email events@transitionleytonstone.org.uk with your feedback - positive, negative or just plain neutral.

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