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30 Jan 2024

Six Inches of Soil Gets Picturehouse Green Screen Tour

Six Inches of Soil
Six Inches of Soil Gets Picturehouse Green Screen Tour

Cambridge, UK – 30th January 2024 – The team behind Six Inches of Soil is proud to announce that the film is being shown as part of Picturehouse Green Screen, touring thirteen cinema venues with a live panel conversation following the film. The tour begins on Tuesday 19th March, with a red-carpet gala event at Cambridge Arts. It will then visit Picturehouse Cinemas in Crouch End (London), Norwich, Brighton, Bath, Henley, Exeter, Liverpool, Chester, Oxford, Edinburgh, York & Ealing (London). 

Green Screen provides a safe space to discuss the issues raised by environmental films, and to meet other interested community members. Flick Beckett, Head of Picturehouse Green Steering Group says, “It's films like this that make me incredibly proud to programme our Green Screen strand - audiences will feel empowered by the science, inspired by the stories and connected by the humanity.”

Producer Claire Mackenzie and Director Colin Ramsay will join some of the discussions plus a number of special guests to be confirmed by local cinemas, with updates via Picturehouse’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

“Now our film is out in the world, following the global launch at COP28, the UK launch at the Oxford Real Farming Conference and our sold-out preview screenings, we’re so excited to follow this with the Picturehouse Green Screen tour,” says Claire Mackenzie, Producer, Six Inches of Soil. “We’d really like people across the country of all ages, farmers and non-farmers/growers to see it and to understand how important our soil is and what we need to do to regenerate it.”

Colin Ramsay, Six Inches of Soil Director adds, “British farmers are becoming increasingly aware of how industrial scale tillage, monocultures and chemical input practices have depleted our soils and hammered our biodiversity. By reducing inputs and disturbance and using local supply chains, farmers can increase profits, reduce their carbon footprint and build resilience, putting them and their communities back in control. After nearly three years in production myself, Claire and the team are really excited to share Six Inches of Soil at Picturehouse Green Screen and at community screenings around the country.”

Six Inches of Soil is the inspiring story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system, transforming the way they produce food – to heal the soil, improve our health, and provide for local communities.

About Six Inches of Soil:
Six Inches of Soil is the first full-length campaigning documentary feature film that tells the untold story of the UK's regenerative and agroecology movement and its benefits to soil. With the first global screening at COP28 and UK screening at ORFC 2024, the film aims to inspire UK farmers to adopt regenerative agroecological farming practices and encourage consumers and policymakers to support their efforts. With a compelling narrative, engaging animations and interviews with leading figures, it tells the story of our soils and our food and farming system through the eyes of three new-entrant farmers and examines how we can replace this with a resilient and localised agroecosystem. 

Six Inches of Soil has been produced with an independent team including, Director Colin Ramsay, Founder and Director of DragonLight Films and Freelance Producer Claire Mackenzie. See the full team here. During the post-production process, Claire and Colin set up Springtail Productions to  further develop the impact of the film. The aim is to inspire farmers with the confidence to shift to a more regenerative mindset and approach; to give consumers the impetus and information to rethink their food choices; and ultimately create a groundswell of public opinion leading to policy change, support and funding for a British regenerative farming and agroecological revolution.


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