Forbidden Forest

Forbidden Forest

| 1 h 9 min

This feature-length documentary tells the story of two very different men brought together by New Brunswick's decision to hand the management of millions of acres of Crown land to six multinationals. One man is an Acadian woodlot owner retired after nearly 40 years in a pulp mill; the other is a painter and winemaker with homes in France and New Brunswick.

The activitists travel to Finland, home of UPM-Kymmene, one of the largest licence holders of New Brunswick Crown lands, to urge company officials to practise responsible forestry. They also go head-to-head with the provincial government to secure a new community-based forestry policy that is environmentally sustainable and produces more jobs than the highly mechanized techniques used today.

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Forbidden Forest, Kevin W. Matthews, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • participant
    Jean Guy Comeau
    Francis Wishart
  • director
    Kevin W. Matthews
  • producer
    Kent Martin
    Lloyd Salomone
  • writer
    Jonathan Collicott
    Kevin W. Matthews
  • photography
    Jonathan Collicott
    Kevin W. Matthews
  • picture editor
    Jonathan Collicott
    Kevin W. Matthews
  • online editor
    Steve Cooke
  • accounting
    Gregg Alan
    Alicia Darrah
    Lloyd Salomone
    MacDonald & Spacek Chartered Accountants
  • archival researcher
    Roberta Nixon
  • marketing
    Roberta Nixon
    Lloyd Salomone
    Delia Smith
  • publicity
    Roberta Nixon
    Lloyd Salomone
    Delia Smith
  • narration
    Kevin W. Matthews
  • production manager
    Kevin W. Matthews
    Lloyd Salomone
  • production stills
    Kevin W. Matthews
    Glen Ross
  • researcher
    Jonathan Collicott
    Kevin W. Matthews
  • rights clearances
    Roberta Nixon
    Lloyd Salomone
  • technical support
    John Christenson
    Alan Edwards
    Rodrigo Gutierrez
  • title animation
    Matthew Murray
  • translation
    Marianne Eiselt
    José Ouimet
    Gilles Wilson
  • transcription
    Victoria Clark
    Marianne Eiselt
    Dean Gaudet
    John Marshall
    Sebastien MacLean
    Roberta Nixon
    Hellga Rennke
    Gilles Wilson
  • studio clerk
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • technical coordinator
    Patricia Coughran
  • marketing manager
    Philip Moscovitch
  • program administrator
    John William Lutz

  • kruscito

    @doright - Not that I'm aware of! I asked our collection curator and he said the same thing. Sorry!

    kruscito, 26 Jun 2012
  • doright

    has there been a follow-up to this film?

    doright, 22 Jun 2012
  • sandino

    A culture is only as good as its woods.

    sandino, 16 Jul 2011
  • sandpiper

    Thank you Jean Guy, Francais and Kevin very informative documentary. It is alarming to see such devastation in our New Brunswick forests and what is happening to our proud hard workers in New Brunswick. I didn't really know how bad the situation really was. It's alarming. I admire your commitment in trying to make changes for our province. Thank you!

    sandpiper, 11 Sep 2010
  • adrian

    this film is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of two incongruous men doing what so many more must do

    adrian, 1 Sep 2010

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