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 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 premiered as part of Litfest 2021, and is available to view on the Litfest Youtube channel.

Litfest is grateful to Arts Council England for the funding that enabled this project.