A weekend of food, farming and films in the heart of the West country.

Lower Hewood Farm brings you the Food and Farming Film Festival, curated by Maria Benjamin – a two day celebration of the best films about the process of feeding the human race.

The not-to-be-missed selection of approximately 24 titles explores our wide-ranging attitudes and approaches to agricultural practice as well as the specifics of food production. Including long and short-form films, documentaries, features and surveys, the festival is a unique opportunity to see rarely screened material as well as better known titles and exposes us to powerful imagery of great beauty and at times, horror.

Within these hours of film liel the unfolding drama at the intersection of human beings and nature which is farming.

Price for whole weekend, including food and camping – £50

Price for day visitors, to include lunch and dinner – £25

There will be a special opening event on the evening of Friday 29th August – a fundraising hogget roast for The Landworkers’ Alliance prior to a screening of     Dirt! The Movie. £20 per person in aid of the LWA.

Following the screening of Pig Business, film-maker Tracy Worcester will talk about the making of the film and take part in a discussion with the audience.

Farmer and co-founder of The Landworkers’ Alliance Simon Fairlie will be speaking about campaigning for food sovereignty and cows, in conjunction with The Moo Man screening.

All at Lower Hewood Farm, Hewood, Chard, TA20 4NR

30TH – 31ST August 2014

More information is available on the Lower Hewood website

 

The festival is brought to you by:

Lower Hewood Farm, a 45 acre, certified organic small-holding located on the borders of Dorset, Devon and Somerset, producing meat, vegetables and preserves for sale locally. An ongoing programme of arts-related events, projects and residencies take place in parallel with the everyday functioning of the farm, which is run by Alexa de Ferranti.

Maria Benjamin is a freelance creative producer and artist working for Lower Hewood Farm, Grizedale Arts and with her partner at Nibthwaite Grange Farm in the Lake District.