This film explores Coventry City Council’s decision to cut down historic trees in Spon End, Coventry, on the edge of a conservation area in order to extend a road into a dual carriageway. Local protestors and resident complaints and objections were ignored to make way for the road-widening scheme.
Martina Irwin, Judith Craig and Terry Sandison, a mixture of campaigners and local residents, worked with artist Adele Mary Reed to produce the film, developed using footage from the peaceful protests. The idea was to help protestors use art as an alternative way to engage people in their debates. The project has been conceived by Photo Miners, with support from Arts Council England and Coventry City of Culture with the participants taking part following an open call.