Presented by Chris Baines, President of the Thames Estuary Partnership, The Living Thames is an odyssey along the river as it meanders through London and flows out to sea, exploring its ever-changing ecology.
This film tells the hidden story of the Thames: how it has transformed from a 'dead' river to one of the cleanest inner-city river in Europe. Our documentary opens people’s eyes to how the Thames is crucial for connectivity, biodiversity, wildlife and migrating species. We encourage everyone to feel part of the Thames, and join in helping to look after it, to ensure its continued vitality.
It is now available to watch on Amazon Prime and Vimeo, with funds raised contributing towards creating The Living Thames II.
Production of The Living Thames was funded by voluntary donations and help from many TEP members. The film was launched, to enthusiastic response from a full house, at the Totally Thames Festival on 29 September 2018.
We’re now working hard to reach the widest possible audience. We have been contacting schools across London and beyond, applying to film festivals worldwide, and organising community screenings all over the Tideway.
This is why, once again, we need your help! Please give what you can to help us cover distribution expenses (including film festival entry fees, exhibition copies and venue costs) so that we can take every opportunity to show the wonders of the linear wildlife oasis flowing through Europe’s biggest city.