On 13th March 2015 the film was one of three short films to be recognised in the first Stroud Film Festival at a packed Brunel Goods Shed.
Philip Booth, one of the film makers and a former Green Party councillor, said: “Wonderful to get this recognition for the film and all those knitters and more who made it possible. The film captures the voices of some of those involved in this hugely creative campaign to stop the immorality of spending £120 billion on renewing Trident nuclear weapons."
|Jaine watching film at Festival last night (Photo: Steve Hurrell)|
Jaine Rose, organiser of Wool Against Weapons event said: "I am delighted that this film has been recognised and can take the message of thousands of knitters to an even wider audience. We still can stop the moral and economic nonsense of Trident helped by the determined effort of creative activists. I remain in awe of the willingness of everyone who helped knit over 8* miles of scarf, and would like to send huge thanks to Philip, Steve and Ben for their brilliant filming of our big pink day!”
|Jaine, Philip and Ben celebrating Award last night (Photo Steve Hurrell)|
The Film Festival runs for two weeks - for details see: http://www.stroudfilmfestival.org/
Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are all in favour of renewing Trident - we can change their minds.
The scarf is now being repurposed into blankets for humanitarian aid, including projects in Tanzania, Syria, and the U.K.
*The scarf needed to be 7 miles to link the two nuclear establishments but it turned out to be longer than 8 miles!