Project Wild Thing
Director: David Bond
Starring: Michael Depledge, Susan Greenfield, Jay Griffiths. UK. 83mins.
David Bond is concerned.
His kids' waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies.
Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors - not like it was back in his day. He decides it's time to get back to nature - literally.
In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter's life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature.
Like any self-respecting salesman, he sets about developing a campaign and a logo. With the help of a number of bemused professionals, he is soon selling Nature to British families.
His humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life.
His product is free, plentiful and has proven benefits - but is Nature past its sell-by date?
• Doors 6:30pm (bar open)
• Film starts 7:00pm (prompt)
• Interval 8:20pm (bar open)
• Q&A starts 8:35pm
• Q&A finish by 9:15pm
Project Wild Thing is a feature-length documentary film. It kick-started The Wild Network - a network of people and organisations who are on a mission to rewild childhood.
“It’s not the kids that don’t want to put their hands in the mud or jump in the pond or pick up the worm, or even eat the worm, you know? It’s the adults that have said no.”
Chris Packham Naturalist