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Focus on Forests (Ages 15-17)

Focus on Forests (Ages 15-17)

This playlist takes a deep dive into the forest to explore the importance of these spaces, the ways in which they are being destroyed, and what some people are doing about it.

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Films in This Playlist Include
Borealis
Hadwin's Judgement
Battle for the Trees
Trouble in the Forest

  • Borealis
    Borealis
    2020|1 h 33 min

    In his new feature documentary Borealis, acclaimed director Kevin McMahon (Waterlife) travels deep into the heart of the boreal forest to explore the chorus of life in Canada’s iconic wilderness. How do trees move, communicate and survive the destructive forces of fire, insects, and human encroachment? Borealis offers an immersive portrait of the lifecycles of the forest from the perspective of the plants and animals that live there.

  • Hadwin's Judgement
    Hadwin's Judgement
    campus 2015 | 1 h 27 min

    A compelling hybrid of drama and documentary, this feature film covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of an extraordinary 300-year-old tree held sacred by the Indigenous Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Inspired by John Vaillant’s award-winning book The Golden Spruce, the film introduces us to the complex character of Grant Hadwin, a logging engineer and survivalist who lived and worked happily for many years in BCʼs ancient forests. Witnessing the devastation wrought by clear-cutting, Hadwin was finally driven to commit what some would say was an extraordinary and perverse act, one that ran contrary to all he had come to value. Interweaving speculation, myth and reality, the film charts Hadwin’s emotional crusade against the destruction of the world’s last great temperate rainforest and explores the possible motives for his unprecedented crime.

  • Battle for the Trees
    Battle for the Trees
    1993|57 min

    This documentary examines the battle strategies of citizens, scientists, loggers, environmentalists and First Nations people who are fighting over the liquidation of public forests and, with it, a way of life.

  • Trouble in the Forest
    Trouble in the Forest
    1988|46 min

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