'Green carpet' premiere for nature film in Keynsham

Published on: 08 Jul 2016

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Keynsham will be the venue for the English premiere of an award-winning documentary film that focuses on the human connection with the natural world.

Love Thy Nature will be shown at a “green carpet” event at The Space, in Market Walk, on August 6, when director Sylvie Rokab will make her first visit to England from her home in LA to join the screening.

Narrated by Hollywood star Liam Neeson, the film explores humans’ relationship with the natural world and considers the ways we make use of nature in science, technology, medicine, sustainability and spirituality – acknowledging we are part of nature, not its master.

Sylvie, who also wrote and produced the film, was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, developing a passion for photography and cinematography which led her to spend much of her adult life in Miami working as a cinematographer and director on several projects for television such as the Discovery Networks and The Travel Channel.

Explaining why she made Love Thy Nature, Sylvie said: “There was this big hole that needed to be filled between gorgeous movies that were only about wildlife and nature and the hardcore environmental
films that didn’t explore the beauty of our connection with nature.

“I feel that making this film enriched my spirit, especially when I hear viewers say they leave the theatre inspired to connect with others and the world around them.

“It’s about making people realise their need for nature and awaken them to the realisation by needing nature, by loving nature, by connecting with nature, they have a personal benefit from it and absolutely they would be inclined to want to protect it.”

The “green carpet” premiere, from 6.30-9.30pm, will include a wine and canapes reception, the screening of the film followed by a Q&A session with Sylvie.

Tickets cost £10/£8 from https://keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/lovethynature, where there are also more details about the film.

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