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Canute film hopes to turn public tide

PUBLISHED: 11:50 05 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:21 05 July 2010

A FILM and radio programme highlighting the future of Norfolk and Suffolk's threatened coastline has received its premiere.

The programme made by a group of youngsters aged 13 to 19 was shown at The Cut arts venue in Halesworth on Friday, January 30.

A FILM and radio programme highlighting the future of Norfolk and Suffolk's threatened coastline has received its premiere.

The programme made by a group of youngsters aged 13 to 19 was shown at The Cut arts venue in Halesworth on Friday, January 30.

With its apt title Canute, the film details the youngsters' concerns over the loss of land and homes to the North Sea due to global climate change.

The group, under the tutelage of Suffolk-based theatre director James Holloway, recorded scenes at Easton Bavents, near Lowestoft.

The environmentally-concerned students interviewed Peter Boggis, who recently won a landmark victory over the right to set up sea defences at his Easton Bavents home, and Suffolk Coastal MP John Gummer.

The drama students will send copies of the programme to the prime minister and schools and will post a version on the internet to support the fight for coastal communities.

Canute is being funded by Media Box which provided £20,000 for the project with Crank Media and the Mouth Theatre also supporting the students.

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