The Levels and Moors on Film…

A new film celebrating the heritage of the Somerset Levels and Moors has been selected to be shown at an international film festival in Italy.

Produced by Somerset Heritage Service, the five-minute film, ‘The Somerset Levels & Moors – 8000 years’, was designed to highlight the unique and important heritage of the area as well as showcase the spectacular views which the landscape is renowned for.

The territory of the Somerset Levels has a rich and varied cultural heritage, from the remains of wooden trackways and prehistoric lake villages through to the legends associated with King Arthur, Glastonbury and the Isle of Avalon.  The film offers a brief introduction to the history of this wetland and how its inhabitants lived and worked over the past 8000 years.

The film is one of three chosen to represent the UK at the 24th International Festival of Archaeological Film in Roverto, Italy this month. More than 125 films from 24 different nations will be represented.

The film was made by director Justin Owen for Somerset County Council’s Heritage Service and includes a voice over by TVs ‘Meet the Ancestors’ archaeologist Julian Richards.

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