Huddersfield Literary Festival
Sat 20 Apr 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Film Premiere: River Wharfe image

A chance to attend the premiere of a stunning new documentary film, River Wharfe: A Living Artery, followed by a Q&A with film-maker Mark Barrow.
An underwater photographer and clean rivers campaigner, Mark spent five years documenting the entire 65-mile length of the Wharfe. Using scuba gear, a pole-mounted camera and a drone, he shoot footage below and above the river’s surface.  
The resulting documentary is a visual and emotional journey that celebrates the timeless beauty of the River Wharfe, while inspiring a deeper connection to the natural world and a commitment to its conservation.  
One of the most ecologically diverse rivers in England, the Wharfe is home to countless animals, birds and fish. but a shocking increase in the levels of pollution now threatens the local wildlife. As a campaigner, Mark is hoping this film will help to raise awareness of the damage done by pollution, climate change and the destruction of habitats.
A ‘Beneath British Waters’ documentary. Run time: 40 minutes + Q&A.
Note: this film will have subtitles to make it more accessible.
The film has no official classification but we suggest it’s suitable for ages 12+