For those who missed the West Country Bylines event on 11 Feb 2021, the director Robert Golden has produced an audio record of the proceedings. As it was a recording of a zoom event, the sound can be erratic so please make allowances.
The event was a special Q&A session following the release of Robert Golden’s powerful and elegiac film – This Good Earth. The film’s director, Robert Golden was joined by Professor Timothy Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London and Simon Holland, farmer and owner of Washingpool Farm shop ouside Bridport. Professor Lang has had 45 years’ engagement in public & academic research & debate on food systems & change. Simon’s 80 acre working farm produces its own Devon Ruby Red beef, lamb, eggs and a vast array of fruit, vegetables, flowers and potatoes. Robert Golden is a multi-award winning international documentary film maker.
The event was for anyone concerned about the social justice, human rights and ownership issues around food, farming and trade, the health of the soil, the future of species, the impact of climate change on biodiversity and food security and gave attendees an opportunity to question Robert Golden, Professor Lang and Simon Holland about the making of the film, its message and where we go from here to address the issues facing society and the planet.
The event was very well-attended and there was clearly demand for further discussion on the health of the soil, the future of farming and food security. We plan another event at the end of April. Please look out for details or, better still, join our mailing list to get advance notice.