Millions of people know the Thames, Britain’s most famous river. Despite its fame, however, the Thames is widely misunderstood. Sixty years ago it was severely polluted. In 1957 researchers at the Natural History Museum in London declared it ‘biologically dead.’ This perception lingers. Many see the river as dead and dirty. The reality, however, is very different. In recent years, thanks to the dedicated work of many, the Thames has made a dramatic recovery. It’s now one of the cleanest inner-city rivers in all of Europe, supporting more than 125 species of fish. Dolphins, seals and harbour porpoises return every year.
The Living Thames will open people’s eyes to the linear wildlife oasis flowing through Europe’s biggest city and encourage everyone to feel part of it and join in helping to look after it.
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The Living Thames is a not-for-profit film. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards future distribution, such a producing DVDs to give to schools in proximity to the Thames.