As a counterpoint to our investigation of possible global futures in ‘How We Live Next’, Litfest commissioned a selection of the films exploring ‘How We Live Now’ in Lancaster and the surrounding area. These films will take a look at the lives of members of our local community during a turbulent year.

The films explore themes of environmental concern, social justice, health, business, migration, and the arts. Through these brief insights, we explore what modern life is like for six individuals who have had to respond or adapt to one of our nation’s toughest years in recent memory.

The film will premiere as part of the 2021 festival programme.

It would be impossible to adequately convey the complex and varied lives lived each day in the Lancaster and Morecambe district in just six short films. So, now we need your help. Throughout the festival period, from the launch of the programme until March 15th, we are asking members of the public living in the Lancaster and Morecambe district to tell us your stories.

Send us a photo and tell us in one sentence ‘What is it like for you to live now?’ Tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #LitfestHowWeLiveNow. A selection of the submissions will then be compiled for inclusion in the ‘How We Live Now’ premiere event.

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