As a special love letter to nature – poignant short film marks online release for Valentine’s!

On Valentine’s Day, as the world celebrated love in its many forms, along with their project partners at York St John University’s Cinema & Social Justice project and York Business School, YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST FILM ARCHIVES proudly announced the online release of their celebrated film “NATURE MATTERS.”

This is such great news! FAUK Members had already been treated to a preview of the film at their meeting at ITV Leeds in November 2023 and all agreed how much the film deserved a much, much wider audience.

Intended as a ‘love letter to nature,’ this beautiful short film is a poignant cinematic ode to the British countryside with a call to action to protect it. It uses over a century of home movies, local news and documentary footage from Yorkshire and the North East of England.

The 16-minute film is lovingly crafted from over 135 source films dating from the 1920s to the 2020s. Together they form a powerful and empowering short film that tugs on the heart strings.

Watch ‘Nature Matters’

Featuring footage from Allendale, Saltburn, Blyth, Middlesbrough and Newcastle in the North East to York, Hebden Bridge, Sheffield, Robin Hood’s Bay and the Yorkshire Dales. From rivers and rolling hills to seas and planting trees, the beautiful footage is like looking into the eyes of your first love … nature.

Find out more about the film and how you can book to screen it in your community right here