Wilding (PG)

David Allen's captivating documentary celebrates the rejuvenating power of nature.

At Knepp Castle in Sussex, Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell abandoned industrial farming practices and allowed nature to ‘rewild’ their 3,500-acre estate. 

When they inherited the failing 400-year-old Knepp as a young couple in the ‘80s, Tree and Burrell decided to let nature take back the land in a leap of faith, battling entrenched tradition in doing so. The first scheme of its kind in Britain, it became one of the most significant rewilding experiments in all of Europe.

A beacon of hope for British wildlife, Knepp is now home to thriving flora and fauna of all kinds, while Tree and Burrell have evolved from amateur wildlife lovers to dedicated conservationists – both knowledgeable about the catastrophic loss of biodiversity in Britain, and quietly hopeful that work like theirs can reverse the decline.

Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Isabella Tree.

Running time: 1h 15m

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