LAUNCH: 'PLANET FUNGI' FILM SCREENING + Q&A + MYCO-SOCIAL
Time & Location
About the event
Join us for the official launch of Waltham Forest FUNGUS FORTNIGHT with an evening of mushroom-inspired film.
We are excited to present a screening of Planet Fungi, a mycological safari into the forests of the Eastern Himalayas. The film follows photographer Stephen Axford and local tribal guides on a journey of discovery into a world of extraordinary, beautiful and bizarre mushrooms… a world beyond imagination. They share their knowledge of fungi that kill, the fungi they eat, fungi that is used for medicine, and the fungi that are important to the other creatures of their jungle. Directed by Catherine Marciniak, Planet Fungi was made in collaboration with the Balipara Foundation, a conservation organisation documenting the fungi in the remote forests of the Eastern Himalayas.
“Without fungi there would be no forests,” Stephen Axford
The film will be followed by a Q&A discussion chaired by David Satori from Rewilding Mycology (guests tba), plus the chance to meet other fungi fans over mushroom-inspired drinks & snacks.
Ticket sales will be donated to the Balipara Foundation. Fungus Fortnight is supported by Waltham Forest Council.
Planet Fungi trailer: www.planetfungi.movie
Safety and Covid
This event will be held in line with relevant Covid guidance; participants may be required to maintain social distancing, if required.