During the evening of Thursday 17th September Coventry Cathedral hosted a screening of the film ‘Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives’. This evocative film depicts war’s impact on the environment and can be viewed on-line in advance as a short YouTube trailer or at http://www.scarredlandsfilm.com/. It projects a very powerful message and bears watching more than once. As one commentator, Charles, writes, ‘Should be seen by everyone on the PLANET....’
We were very pleased and honoured to welcome the film makers, Alice and Lincoln Day from Washington DC to this event and we were delighted that they were able to stay with us for much of the conference.
Following the film, a Panel chaired by the Bishop of Coventry and consisting of Rev Professor Philip McCormack, MBE, Canon Dr Sarah Hills, Dr Alan Storkey and Dr Hilary Marlow discussed with us issues arising from this challenging film and responded to questions. The event was well attended by members of the public as well as by speakers, conveners, advisory panel members and theological panel members who had spent the day in pre-conference discussions, together with a number of conference delegates who had arrived early to see the film.
Right: Conference Plus in the Nave, Coventry Cathedral
Discussion Panel with Revd Professor Philip McCormack, Dr Hilary Marlow, Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth, (chair), Dr Alan Storkey and Canon Dr Sarah Hills