Join MuggleNet for an Exclusive Screening of “The Promise”, Starring Katie Leung, Followed by a Q&A with Alison Sudol
Join MuggleNet for a magical evening of climate change conversation with our exclusive screening of the BBC animated short film The Promise, starring Katie Leung (Cho Chang). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), who has been involved in creating educational content that accompanies the short film, and Nicola Davies, the author of the picture book the short film is based on.
The Promise is an “urban fairy tale” about how one person can make the world a greener, fairer place. It tells the story of a young thief (played by Leung) who steals a woman’s bag but finds that she can only have it if she makes a promise in return, which leads her to transform her world. The Promise is based on the book of the same name, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Laura Carlin, and has been used to encourage discussions about the climate in classrooms across the world.
The online screening will take place on Saturday, November 21, at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET/9 p.m. GMT. Beginning with a special introduction from Leung, it will also showcase a video clip titled “Planting Acorns” starring Sudol. The event will wrap up with a Q&A featuring Sudol and Davies and hosted by MuggleNet‘s creative director, Kat Miller.
Tickets to MuggleNet’s exclusive screening cost £5 and are available to purchase now. Space is limited, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to a GoFundMe campaign organized by the director and producer of the film, which aims to bring nature back to children in schools in deprived communities.
Speaking about the short film, Leung shared her excitement about the film’s ability to inspire people:
The Promise provides me with a lot of hope in the recovery and rebuilding of our planet and is also a reminder of our responsibility and ability as individuals to create and inspire positive change at every stage in our lives.
If the promise (see what we did there?) of an introduction from Katie Leung and Q&A with Alison Sudol isn’t enough to convince you to join us for this thought-provoking animated short film, then check out the trailer below!
We can’t wait to be inspired by The Promise and to talk about the ways in which we can move toward a greener and fairer (and more magical!) planet.