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Supporting Films to Amplify Our Message

At Consano Earth we believe that short film is a critical medium to communicate our key messages with impact whilst providing a call to action. Some of the films we have supported are shown below:

 
Deserves To Bloom | Directed by Robbie Sloan | Starring Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa
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Heal Rewilding

Deserves To Bloom | Directed by Robbie Sloan | Starring Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa

"We must rewild the world" - David Attenborough Filmmaker Robbie Sloan created 'Deserves To Bloom' to highlight the current state of the climate and biodiversity crises and to mobilise people to protect the planet. All donations are going to support the work of the UK rewilding charity Heal. In the film, Mother Nature has been woken by a forest fire and gives a message to humanity about the state of nature and the consequences of climate breakdown. Watch 'The Making of Deserves To Bloom': https://youtu.be/8rOOc0Ky6P0 Deserves To Bloom is an emotive film featuring the amazing poet and dancer Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa. Safiya, British-born and Barbadian-raised, is the winner of the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam Championships and UK Nationals in 2019 alongside being a BBC Word’s First Finalist. Heal Rewilding: https://www.healrewilding.org.uk Robbie Sloan: https://www.robbiesloan.com/ Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa: https://www.safiyakamaria.com/ Heal has a variety of celebrity supporters including Olivia Colman, Caitlin Moran, Ceallach Spellman, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Ben Goldsmith. Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman said, “I’m thrilled to be supporting Deserves To Bloom. It has never been as important to care about our planet and for us all to do what we can to protect our natural world and to fight climate change. The team at Heal are at the forefront of this battle. The work of this amazing organisation will create new places for wild creatures to live safe from harm and help vulnerable species to recover. It will also allow future generations to experience a world full of beauty that may otherwise not be able to be enjoyed. I am excited for the future of Heal.” Robbie Sloan, Director of Deserves To Bloom project, said “I wanted to bring Mother Nature to life in a human form and also I wanted to find a woman of colour to play the role. It was really important to make the conversation on the climate and nature crises more inclusive, and not just featuring the white middle class.” Heal is an inclusive rewilding charity dedicated to nature recovery and reversing the effects of climate change by raising money, buying land and rewilding it. The charity inspires action through hope and optimism, motivated by the knowledge that a bright future for our planet and future generations is possible if we rewild at scale today, particularly through its network of 200+ dedicated volunteers across the UK. It empowers people to support direct action focused around shaping a better future for our vulnerable planet. +++ Deserves To Bloom by Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa Your venom creeps in the veins of my soil my wealth my land you forgot your roots together we snap apart brittle twigs in a barren abyss Your ancestors worshipped me praised me like the sun now you forget there is a consequence to your poison Is it not I who brings stampedes of waves and monsoons of fire? Perhaps if I were called ‘Father Nature’ you would show more tenderness Do grasshoppers not deserve grass? Do caterpillars not deserve wings? Do bees not deserve their nectar? Does the earth not deserve to be blessed with colour? majestic dazzling spinning across the galaxy a spirit who knows no borders and how I have stretched to bring you life to bring you life If a distant land falls you are not immune Every place deserves to bloom - Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa: https://www.safiyakamaria.com/
 

Our work with Falmouth University

Marine and Natural History Photography and Film 

In 2020 we started working with Anna Roberts at Falmouth to fund film projects for recent Marine & Natural History Photography degree graduates (funded personally and outside of the Consano Earth Fund). The films selected showcase the importance of rewilding and are solution based, pro-active stories. This is as much about funding people as funding projects and helping the graduates follow their passion as they embark on their careers. 

 

Class of 2021

The Class of 2021, Caylon and Jacob, graduated in June 2021.

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Caylon La Mantia

Showcasing Sea Kelp

In Caylon's words.... "Our film is an uplifting showcase of one of nature’s most versatile and simple solutions to protecting, managing, and regenerating our damaged coastal ecosystem - Kelp, the unassuming climate superhero."

Image by Joseph Barrientos

Jacob Guy

Communities coming together to protect the ocean

In Jacob's words.... "This film celebrates stories of rapid ocean regeneration and the power of the underwater world to recover and provide when protected by the people who depend on it."