Summer By The River: Film screenings at In a Field by a Bridge

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In a Field by a Bridge, a brand-new festival to the area, brings together a selection of thought-provoking films exploring sustainability, ecology, nature, community, localism and creativity.

We bring an exquisite lineup of films across the weekend, including the acclaimed masterpieces Time Bascule, Honeyland and River.

Time Bascule reimagines Tower Bridge, as a living musical instrument. Spanning from 1915 to the present day, the film connects two female protagonists; Hannah Griggs, one of the first women to work on the bridge and 21st Century and Rose - an environmentally conscious teen.

Honeyland 18:00-19:30

Honeyland documents the life of Hatidže Muratova, a Macedonian beekeeper of Turkish descent, who lives in the village of Bekirlija in the municipality of Lozovo. She is one of the last keepers of wild bees in Europe. Due to its location in a secluded mountain, the village has no access to electricity and running water. Hatidže lives with her 85-year-old, partly blind and bedridden mother Nazife, who is completely dependent on her daughter. Hatidže earns a living by selling honey in the country's capital Skopje, which is four hours away from the village.

Honeyland received universal critical acclaim from film critics, who praised its attention to detail and applauded its conservationist message. The documentary received numerous awards and nominations at film festivals, including three awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and two nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards in the categories for Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature. Honeyland is the first documentary to receive a nomination in both categories in the history of the Oscars.

River will be shown on Sunday 23 July at 18:00

To find out more, visit www.inafieldbyabridge.com for the full line up.

In a Field by a Bridge is commissioned by Team London Bridge and is a joint project between principal partners Potters Fields Park Management Trust, Team London Bridge and Hemingway Design supported by London Bridge City.