‘As natural spaces in the UK get thinner and thinner - razed, chopped, straightened and starved, we're too slowly waking up to how much we need nature for our wellbeing. It gets harder to reach nature, and harder still to find thriving communities who have maintained a connection to nature. Blackthorn shows us what connection can be, and what a profound existence it is when we get out there and immerse ourselves in the natural world’.
Sam Lee. Musician and song collector
what's the worth of truth in a country crushed by apathy?
For father, poet and drystone waller sam robinson, resistance is the honesty or work and words.
Sam plies the thousand year old trade of drystone walling in the lake district, working in any weather to make and maintain the lie of the land. he is also a punk poet and folk singer who's songs are utterly connected to his sense of place, as true to cumbria as billy bragg to barking. sam's political and cultural philosophy is one of protest, pride and authenticity - the counter vision to a Britain bound in consumerism, the people removed from the work that once grounded their communities.

Currently screening at festivals and theatres - due for release in 2021.
screened at - aesthetica, kendal mountain festival, bolton international, big sky documentary festival, adventure uncovered and home in manchester.
The blackthorn release was in collaboration with adventure uncovered and wilderness art collective. you can read a Q&A article on the making of blackthorn below.
wilderness art collective - here
adventure uncovered - here
You can watch blackthorn below.
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