Free screenings of new Attenborough series

TURN Lyme Green and Plastic Free Lyme Regis are hosting a free film nights to screen broadcaster Sir David Attenborough’s latest natural history series, ‘Our Planet’.

Each episode will be screened from 7pm on Friday nights in The Driftwood Café at Lyme Regis Baptist Church, beginning on May 10 and finishing on July 5.

‘Our Planet’ features Sir David Attenborough as the narrator. In the series premier, Attenborough states: “What makes ‘Our Planet’ special is that there is a clear, driving story that runs through the entire series – the natural world fundamentally matters to each and every one of us”.

The series is a groundbreaking new collaboration between the conservation charity World Wildlife Fund, the Netflix streaming service, and Silverback Films – a company led by the producers of the BBC’s original ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Blue Planet’ series.

The programme outlines how we are in the midst of the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, occurring on a scale comparable to that which wiped out the dinosaurs, because humans now determine how nature survives.

‘Our Planet’ showcases the world’s natural wonders, iconic species, and wildlife spectacles that still remain, and reveals what needs to be done so that nature can thrive.

Jake Causley, a graduate zoologist and member of the Plastic Free Lyme Regis strategic group, thought of the idea of screening the new series.

He said: “I wanted to screen ‘Our Planet’ so that people who don’t have access to Netflix could still watch, learn from, and enjoy the series.

“This has become available at a crucial time where climate change and conservation is very much at the forefront of people’s minds, and I know that it will be an amazing set of films to watch! Come to them all or dip in and out. Either way you are in for a treat.

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