Lessons from a small town: imagination and community is the key to sustainability


Filmmaker Sky Neal returns to her hometown in Cornwall to capture a community fighting to keep the local economy alive in the face of the Covid lockdown

The new Guardian documentary follows the innovative activities of a volunteer support network, the Daisy Chain. For seven months, filmmaker Sky Neal immersed herself in the community of St Just, the most westerly town in England. As food producers and business owners in the town struggle to survive the first lockdown, how will they find the resilience to pull together and face a second wave with winter approaching?

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