A new environmental film narrated by Kate Winslet will be shown in town.

#TreesAreTheKey, a 40-minute documentary from Tim Short, is made in conjunction with The Word Forest Organisation, a Lyme Regis charity that plants trees, builds classrooms and facilitates education in rural Kenya.

It will be shown at Axminster Heritage Centre on Thursday, November 21 at 6pm for 6.30pm.

Nigel Sadler, manager at the heritage centre, said: “The museum and heritage sector are looking at ways to reduce their effect on the environment. This is not only in our own actions but also supporting organisations that are actively engaged in positive programmes and we feel that this is a project with very achievable goals. We are happy to be supporting them.”

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the team at The Word Forest Organisation and filmmaker Tim Short.

Word Forest CEO Tracey West said: “The purpose of the screening is to raise awareness of the planetary value of trees everywhere and also to show a film with a serious feel good factor. In these difficult environmental times, we need upliftment - our documentary delivers that.”

#TreesAreTheKey tells the story of why the world needs to plant more trees in the tropics and why we need to support the people who are taking care of the forests.

Tracey added: “If we don’t address both of these urgent requirements, we’ll find ourselves at existential o’clock.”

Visit TreesAreTheKey.com to view the trailer and for further information about the charity visit WordForest.org