The Guardian: Daisy Chain - Lessons from a Small Town

Daisy Chain: Can a Cornish town adapt to survive another lockdown?

Filmmaker Sky Neal returns to her hometown in Cornwall to capture a community fighting to keep the local economy alive in the face of the Covid lockdown

 Daisy Chain: Lessons from a Small Town. 

When the remote town of St Just, Cornwall, was locked down in March, the small community worried that its economy wouldn't survive. But one town councillor, Daisy Gibbs, rallied an army of volunteers to form 'the Daisy chain', an informal support network to ensure every household in the district had support. Inspired by her imagination and resilience, filmmaker Sky Neal followed the Daisy Chain for seven months, as local businesses adapted and the community pulled together to realise a more sustainable future. However, as a second wave of restrictions threatens, the town has to dig deep to find the resilience they need to ensure their future. Can they re-invent their local economy to survive and thrive beyond Covid?

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Produced and Directed by Sky Neal 

Cinematography: Sky Neal

Additional cinematography: Morgan Lowndes 

Editors: Robin Simpson, Melissa Warren

Music: Nick Harpley 

Executive Producers for The Guardian: Lindsay Poulton, Jess Gormley

Commissioned by Guardian Documentaries