The cut-throat world of urban India, a British road trip, a wild Scottish island and a remarkable life filled with global adventures…
This is a new Netflix documentary with David Attenborough and Swedish professor Johan Rockström, a global sustainability expert who appeared in the award-winning climate change movie Before The Flood. The feature-length programme will see the pair investigate how humanity has pushed Earth to the brink of collapse, examining issues like biodiversity and climate change, as well as the solutions we need to secure the future of humanity.
If you haven’t caught it already, this Oscar-winning film explores a 21st century phenomenon in America, modern-day nomads. These are the 60-plus people who ere hard hit by the financial crash and can’t afford to retire, but can’t afford to work and maintain a home, and have instead begun roaming the country in campervans looking for work. The film follows Fern (played by Frances McDormand) who packs her van and hits the road for a life outside of conventional society and an exploration of the vast landscapes of the stunning American West.
A new Attenborough documentary, a cinematic love letter to American landscapes, and two very different but brilliantly British books.
Subtitled, ‘a journey along the backbone of Britain’, this is Sethi’s story of finding solace in nature after being the victim of a traumatic racial attack while she was journeying through Northern England. Although a racist had told her to leave, she felt drawn to further explore the area she regards as home. Anita experienced anxiety and a sense of claustrophobia which made the wide-open spaces of the Pennines call to her and she was determined not to let the experience stop her travelling freely. This is an account of reclamation and an exploration of the natural landscapes of the North, exploring identity, nature, place, and belonging.
Phil Heckels, from Worthing in West Sussex, began working under the alias Hercule Van Wolfwinkle in 2020. He drew his dog and put it on Facebook, offering paid-for commissions as a joke, but requests flooded in. Heckles decided to use it as a way of raising money for his local homeless shelter, with a target of £299, but he didn’t expect it to go viral. The book is a collection of his silliest portraits with the scathing and hilarious customer reviews (self-written). To date, he’s raised over £80,000.