Selfless (World premiere) [PG]


Venue Barn Cinema

Running time 150 minutes

Director Kim Laureen

Next date 20th September 7:30 pm

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About this event

We are very pleased to present the premiere of…selfless

 A documentary that opens conversation to the ever growing epidemic with selfies, social media and technology. However not an anti-technology film but rather a reflection on our devices and how we can help youth live strong and healthy in this new time. Everywhere we look heads are down and faces not engaged in one another, evoking concern about where we are leading the next generation. After researching grim statistics we chose to step away from doom and gloom and create a film offering hope and reconnection to what grounds us in life.

We pondered ‘If a girl lived in the forest with no mirrors, magazines or social media – what would beautiful look like to her and how would she see herself?’ Then sweet Kuki found us and off the grid we went to the hills of Devon, England where our story began. The Warburton family show us how full life can truly be when free from those chains that bind. They are not slaves to technology. We went into high schools in the USA and Canada with family therapist Dr. Dave Currie and mentor/singer Brittni Jessie, where both spoke real time with youth about the challenges they face in their world today.

selfless focuses on youth making a difference while their stories offer four key messages. How could we get youth to care about these messages while in the throws of addiction? We chose to activate the heart – something that does not happen often enough in this noisy world.

2019  | Canada/UK 

The event will include a live performance from Kuki and The Bard, and a Q&A with the Director after the film.

About the Barn

The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn. It is also available to hire for birthday parties and private events.

Watch: Trailer

Offer: Barn Cinema discount for Members

Dartington members will receive a £2 discount off full price tickets on films starting after 4pm, and £1 off films starting before 4pm (excluding Mondays). Applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

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Friday 20th September

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.


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