Environmental Film Making

Concern: The effects of palm oil on the environment and biodiversity, ocean plastic damage to wildlife, the risk to wildlife caused by poachers and bees role as pollinators and what’s threatening their existence.

Response: Students from Western Road; Kings Academy, Ringmer; Southover; Priory, Lewes Old Grammar and South Malling schools worked together during September and October to make 3 creative short films on the above topics. The films were premiered at The Depot on 31st October 2021 and can be viewed here. The young film makers were Joseph Mannering, Jacomo Higginbottom, Kyon Barnett, Evie Harris, Alaric Parry, Ben Hume, Huxley Thomas, Amelia Johnson, Edie Hitchmough, Ella Ferguson, Oliver Jack Frost, Liam Tucknott

Support: The Depot supported young people to make, show and distribute the environmental films with expertise on the film topics from Daphne Lambert of Greencuisine Trust and Pauline Von Hellerman, Lewes Climate Hub and Claire Sumners of Plastic Free Seaford and regional Rep for Surfers against Sewage. The films premiered as part of Depot’s Green Festival in November running in tandem with the United Nations Climate Conference COP26.