Appalachia

Local film team helping to tackle US Healthcare Crisis!

 

 

A new important documentary is being made on the a critical universal issue that affects us all - Healthcare. And it's being made by a local team based in and around the Herne Hill area!

 

Real-life storyline: Stan Brock, a British-born Amazonian cowboy, sells all his possessions and takes a vow of poverty to create the charity Remote Area Medical in the US. He puts it together for the Third World but in an ironic twist it now chiefly serves the US, from coast to coast. It is an organisation run solely by volunteers and patients are seen completely free of charge. For many, it is all there is.

 

The Umbrellabirds!

The Unbrellabirds are a folk music collective based in Herne Hill starting to take the indie folk scene by storm ... and just in time for the summer season! The collective has evolved from musical connections at the Steiner School when it was based in Streatham. From ad hoc beginnings at Steiner kids' music class jams, The Umbrellabirds have been guided into existence by Jason Collins who has a long history in the music business (he once toured Japan as a member of The Seers) through a series of smaller incarnations and collaborations, each with a different name, like The Harbour Road Band, playing spaces like The Cambria on Kemerton Road! Just in case you weren't aware, South London has become the epicentre of a huge folk resurgence!

 

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