Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017
'Dying Breed: A Year on Three Cattle Farms in West Cornwall'
Question & Answer session with Mick Catmull, film-maker
Dying Breed is documentary film maker Mick Catmull’s love letter to a disappearing way of life.
Something like 100,000 small farms have gone out of business in the last decade, unable to compete in a farming world dominated by retail giants and big growers. The small farm has been part of the Cornish landscape since time immemorial – but for how much longer?
Mick Catmull spent a year making Dying Breed on three small cattle farms in west Cornwall, recording daily farming activities and the recollections of farmers approaching the end of their working lives.
“Each of them is aware that on their passing their farms will likely be sold off to big growers, land speculators or even city bankers who fancy a bit of hobby farming.”
The resulting film is a poignant, at times tragic record of a way of life in steep decline.
Dying Breed will be coming to Calstock prior to featuring in the Celtic Media Festival on the Isle of Man, where it has been nominated for the Single Documentary Award.
Mick will be present to introduce the film, followed by a Q&A session after the screening. Mick is no stranger to Calstock.
Following a spell in the north east of England, where he learnt his trade with the Amber/Side Film & Photography Collective, Mick lived in Calstock for five years, where he established A38 Films. He took a year out of film making to run the Calstock Development Trust.
Whilst living in the village, Mick made Joan, a film about a west Cornwall smallholder. It attracted the attention of BBC South West, for whom Mick subsequently worked up until 2014, directing films for Inside Out and producing half-hour specials.
Click here to watch the 'Dying Breed' Trailer
Running time : 85 minutes plus Question & Answer
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