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International Films

Forest for the Trees

Canada, 2021, 91 min


Rita Leistner

Language & Subtitles:

English, French; subtitles in Hebrew and English

Rita Leistner



DOC NYC, Doxa, Yellowknife, Transitions, Victoria (Winner – Audience Favorite Feature), Blue Mountain, FICG (Best Cinematography), Green Film Festival (Spirit of Activism - Special Jury Prize), Montauk, Doqumenta, Cinema Planeta, Salt Spring, Reel Recovery, Colorado Environmental, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital


Thur. 9.12 | 14:30 | Cinematheque 4

In the heart of Canada's dense forests, a group of tree planters take an honest look at their lives and work, against the backdrop of the intensifying climate crisis. The film by photographer and creator Rita Leistner presents their testimonies about their hard and challenging work, both physically and mentally, and on its positive side: the ability to spend long hours alone in the depths of wild nature. The tree planters embark on an arduous task in hopes to restore the forests and save the environment.

9.12.22 | Screening and Conversation with 'Good-Energy'

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