Down by the River – A documentary exploring flood risk and community resilience in Somerset
A free evening of film exploring flood risk in Somerset and celebrating local community resilience
‘Down by the River’ is a new documentary filmed during the summer of 2021. Commissioned by Somerset Rivers Authority and produced by Somerset Film, this beautifully shot film reveals the hidden challenges of the local landscape and gives a voice to local volunteers, highlighting the extraordinary work they do.
Each event will also include an entertaining and thought-provoking selection of Somerset archive films, covering historic Somerset floods, local groups like the Home Guard in World War Two and fundraising carnivals. The exact mix will vary from place to place, to allow for items of very local interest.
The films reveal how communities have responded, not just to flood risk, but the many challenges they have faced over the years and promises to illustrate how valuable the experience of the past is in responding to new challenges such as climate change.
Light refreshments will be available at all screenings.
To reserve your free seat, visit www.somersetfilm.com/get-involved.