The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is set to screen Six Inches of Soil, a British independent feature documentary shining a spotlight on soil health and regenerative farming.

The film, which follows three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey, is billed as ‘an inspiring story of British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food – to heal the soil, benefit our health, and provide for local communities’.

The screening, which is open to the public, has been organised by second year RAU students, Immie Jones and Laura Finch, who are both studying for a BSc in Environment, Food and Society at the Cirencester-based university.

Laura said: “Immie and I wanted to organise this film event at the RAU because we are passionate about the transformative potential of agroecology in developing the knowledge and understanding to inspire change.

“The RAU is leading a culture of change in food and farming and this event will give people the opportunity to engage with much needed inspiration and discussion as to how we can create a regenerative future.”

Six Inches of Soil will be screened in the University’s Boutflour Hall on the evening of Friday 19th April and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with a panel including the film’s producer.

Immie added: “We are so proud to be hosting this screening and to share the positive messages in the film to help shift UK food and farming towards more nature friendly practices within a more resilient system, told through the story of the next generation of farmers.”

The RAU event starts at 5.30pm for refreshments before a welcome and introduction from producer Claire Mackenzie and RAU Professor in Agriculture, Nicola Cannon. The screening itself will start at 7.10pm and finish at 8.45pm.

The RAU’s screening also coincides with the University’s inaugural Go Green Week which is taking place between 15th and 20thApril.

If you would like to attend the RAU screening of Six Inches of Soil, tickets are available from Eventbrite and cost £10 each.

To find out more about the RAU’s new MSc in Agroecology, please visit the RAU website.