We want to pool together our specialties and do research, recording, photography and filming trips across the country and abroad.
UNITED KINGDOM (filming etc)
For the UK we’ll be focusing around radio stations that run episodes of ‘Going Wild with Wildlife’, our radio show. We’ll hunt out old disused railway lines nearby that once formed part of the thriving rail network.
We’ll explore how nature has and is reclaiming those old lines, interviewing people working along those routes to help protect nature, who need ours and your help to advance their work still further.
We believe The People’s Countryside Filming Project offers an excellent opportunity to those working out in nature, in need of specialist help, acting as a means of reaching out. This service comes at very little cost and serves to benefit them.
We will do live one hour and pre-recorded radio shows and film episodes of the People’s Countryside with the same people whilst on location giving exposure on multiple platforms. Together with producing a photographic reference archive.
We will also do one off documentaries on any interesting subjects we come across.
- We’re currently working on funding for our next focus which is the Old Wycombe Railway that ran from Maidenhead to Princess Risborough, and on to Kennington Junction just outside Oxford.
- This will be produced in a series of films, radio shows and a photography project, starting with the first five episodes being edited right now.
- We will explore the plight of the colony of bats in the tunnel in Horspath, giving you the chance to help.
Where will the following trips be?
For abroad we want to make one off or multiple films, documentaries and video diaries, audio recordings and photographic archives etc in relation to research trips we make to far flung places across the world.
We’re currently seeking funding to spend time with isolated societies and cultures, exploring what we perceive to be more natural lives.
EXPLORING THREE MAIN AREAS OF THEIR CULTURE.
Are these cultures any more connected to their environment than we are, or is their perceived sustainability driven by necessity and the situation the find themselves in?
Are they aware of the concept of Sustainability?
What can they learn from us and what can we learn from them? What do they know , that we’ve forgotten? What do we know they don’t.
How do they view and accommodate disability, or whether they have a concept such as ‘disability’?
How do they perceive and manage their own stress and anxieties. Answering questions such as where do stresses come from and how do they manage them as a group.
DECEMINATION OF THOSE LEARNINGS
Then relate our findings back to western societies, making it relevant through offering experiential insights and events through our wider work, that engages people with nature through their senses.
This includes, workshops, talks, writing, podcast’s, radio and wider audio, photography, stage show and film.
We’re excited to start instigating cultural and societal change regarding our collective relationship to nature, through experiential stage and theatre shows that will be environmentally friendly and subsequent workshops.
Cardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for more than 25 years. We want to give the environment a voice through work on the stage too. https://www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk/
Where will the trips be?
We’re currently working on funding for our planned research trips. Links are being made with the Achuar community in Peru/Ecuador and links are already in place with the Maasai in Tanzania and Kenya.
Trips to spend time with the native US/Canadian Indians and societies in Tibet and Mongolia also being explored.
OUR 7 OBJECTIVES
Sharing personal experiences, to engage scientists, decision makers and the public, cut off or remote from the environment, geographically or regarding their mindset. We’ll endeavour to prevent peoples eyes glazing over from another environmental message.
Creating a critical mass of conscious commitment to the environment. So we can assist in the advancement of a mass societal behavioural change, to enable humankind to survive by challenging the acquisition culture, and offering a sustainable alternative dream
Providing experiences that inspire for a lifetime. Making the environment relevant to people’s lives is a step toward them want to protect it. Changing mindsets toward more sustainable aspirations and processes.
Educating people to understand that nature isn’t just a resource but something with a right to exist. Which has the potential to develop mass societal behavioural changes because if nature doesn’t survive, nor do we as a species.
Motivate everyone to fight for the survival of people. Indigenous cultures exist in remote settings, often fighting for their survival. We in the west appear largely to not to bothered about survival, preferring to think everything will be fine.
Enable people to get involved with things they can do to make a real change, not just tell them not to do things.
Improve sustainability of theatres and venues through the project.