The Wilderness (1993)

the-wilderness-4The Wilderness, written and directed by Mark Beeson, placed Dartmoor in an imaginary future where it existed as a desert. It drew inspiration from the threat of Global Warming in particular and the devastating results that it may cause. Although the scenario seems improbable, it was based on a habit of 19th century writers who tended to describe Dartmoor as a desert. The original meaning of  ‘desert’ was a place where nobody lived, which was deserted.