Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

Canada 2016. Dir: Jeffrey McKay. 82 min. DCP

“A passionate eco-documentary ... The film will make you see trees with new eyes.”

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | You can almost smell the forest in this beautiful new advocacy documentary featuring the Irish/Canadian author, conservationist, and botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger. “The film follows Beresford-Kroeger as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to the woodlands and explores the most beautiful forests in the Northern Hemisphere. From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada, Beresford-Kroeger relates the amazing history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet. We meet some of the world’s foremost experts in reforestation and are introduced to the activism of the Anishinaabe people of Pimachiowin Aki in Manitoba and Ontario. While calling for massive, global action, the film at heart is a story of triumph, proposing that each of us can combat climate change by planting trees in our own yards and neighbourhoods” (adapted from official synopsis).

March 21 is International Day of Forests
Diana Beresford-Kroeger in attendance — Saturday, March 18!