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Trouble in the Forest

Trouble in the Forest

| 46 min

In this compelling film, David Suzuki investigates the frightening phenomenon of forest dieback caused by acid rain and proposes some solutions.

  • director
    Gary Toole
  • producer
    Gary Toole
    Craig Graham
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells
    James Murray
  • associate producer
    Michael Bennett
  • script
    Holly Dressel
  • photography
    Steve Adamcryk
    David De Volpi
    Rudolf Kovanic
    Neville Ottey
    Barry Perles
    Michael Storey
  • sound
    Diane Carrière
    John Crawford
    Charles Lefèvre
    Bob Jones
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Gary Toole
    Michael McKennirey
  • sound editing
    Danuta Klis
  • host
    David Suzuki


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Ages 14 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
Geography - Environmental Issues
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Technology Education - Environment and Technology

Initiate several projects: research current global acid rain conditions; assess governments' preventive and remedial measures; practise effectiveness of citizen lobbying of government and industry through strategies of roleplay and Thinking Hats. Have film students examine: the role of documentary in educating citizens on key issues; how this film shapes the viewer's perceptions (respected narrator, persuasive data); and the pros and cons of media persuasion in society.

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