Picturehouse Green Screen presents: Six Inches of Soil

Picturehouse Green Screen is proud to present Six Inches of Soil, touring our sites with a live panel conversation following the film.

The Picturehouse Team

05 Mar 24

Six Inches of Soil is the inspiring story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system, transforming the way they produce food – to heal the soil, improve our health, and provide for local communities. 

Green Screen is a community-led space to discuss environmental issues raised in the films we show. Everyone is welcome to continue the conversation after the film in your cinema's meeting space – enjoy a free tea or filter coffee when you bring a keep cup!

Nationwide Panel Tour

Join us for a nationwide panel tour to accompany screenings of Six Inches of Soil.

The below screenings will have focused discussions in our bars/cafes following the screenings and panel events.

Ticketholders who bring their own keep cup to the post-screening discussion will get free tea or filter coffee.

Tues 19 Mar |  Arts, Cambridge [SOLD OUT!]

Co-presented by Cambridge Sustainable Food, this gala launch screening features a panel chaired by producer Claire Mackenzie and including director Colin Ramsay, editor Daria Hupov and stars Adrienne Gordon & Tom Pearson. 

Wed 20 Mar  |  Crouch End

Co-presented by local artist Jo Pearl, whose short film 'Unearthed' will screen. Panel chaired by Johanna Gibbons, includes producer Claire Mackenzie and Sustainable Nutrition Academy's Eslam Mohamed Mohamed Ahmed.

Wed 20 Mar |  Cinema City, Norwich

Co-presented by Sustainable Food Norwich & Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development. Panel chaired by Sabine Virani, Sustainable Food Norwich, includes director Colin Ramsay, star Adrienne Gordon, Old Hall Farm dairy farmer Rebecca Mayhew, and Brian Reid, soil scientist and Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, UEA.

Sun 24 Mar |  Duke's at Komedia, Brighton

Co-presented by Brighton & Hove Food Partnership. Panel chaired by Sophie Robinson, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, featuring Colin Ramsay.

Tues 26 Mar [sold out], Wed 3 Apr |  The Little Theatre, Bath

Co-presented by Transition Bath. Panel chaired by Lyn Barham, Transition Bath, featuring Hamish Evans, Middle Ground Growers.

Wed 27 Mar |  FACT, Liverpool

Co-presented by Good Food Plan for Liverpool. Panel chaired by Lucy Antal of Feedback Global, featuring director Colin Ramsay.

Wed 27 Mar [Sold out!] |  The Regal, Henley

Co-presented by Greener Henley. Panel chaired by nutritionist Joy Skipper, featuring producer Claire Mackenzie and farmers Maria Spink (Colstrope Farm, Hambledon), James Porter (English Farm, Nuffield), and Iain Tolhurst (Tolhurst Organics).
Panel sold out - film also screens without panel at 6.00pm, book here.

Thur 28 Mar |  Exeter Picturehouse

Panel chaired by Emily Reed, Devon Climate Emergency, featuring star Ben Thomas and Harriet Bell, Regenerative Farming Lead - Riverford.

Wed 3 April |  Chester Picturehouse

Panel chaired by Cheshire Voluntary Action. Features producer Claire Mackenzie, and Claire Whittle - Groundswell.

Wed 10 April |  Cameo, Edinburgh

Co-presented by Pasture for Life. Panel features producer Claire Mackenzie and Johnnie Balfour from Pasture for Life.

Thur 11 April |  City Screen, York

Co-presented by University of York. Panel features producer Claire Mackenzie and star Anna Jackson.

Wed 17 April |  Ealing Picturehouse

Panel co-presented by Transition Ealing, features producer Claire Mackenzie.

Presented by Picturehouse Green Screen.

Picturehouse Green Screen introduces topical screenings with panels, there will also be post-screening discussions (at select screenings) in a relaxed environment. These events will attempt to help embed sustainability into our communities, with the help of our local green groups, businesses and organisations.

What Is Six Inches of Soil

Six Inches of Soil is the inspiring story of young British farmers standing up against the industrial food system, transforming the way they produce food – to heal the soil, improve our health, and provide for local communities. 

Six Inches of Soil is a story of three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey to heal the soil and help transform the food system - Anna Jackson, a Lincolnshire 11th generation arable and sheep farmer; Adrienne Gordon, a Cambridgeshire small-scale vegetable farmer; and Ben Thomas, who rears pasture fed beef cattle in Cornwall.

As the trio of young farmers strive to adopt regenerative practices and create viable businesses, they meet seasoned mentors who help them on their journey. They are joined by other experts providing wisdom and solutions from a growing movement of people who are dedicated to changing the trajectory for food, farming and the planet. Our farmers will have to navigate a broken food system, farm in a landscape degraded by industrial agriculture and learn how to reconnect people with the soil, where their food comes from and how it is produced.

Watch the trailer