The Hidden Life of Trees
Director Jörg Adolph| 2021 | 84 mins | Documentary | Germany | English & German with English Subtitles
Branching off of his bestselling book, renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides us through his most precious ideas and understanding of how trees work in this enlightening documentary. Presenting ecological, biological and academic expertise with matter-of-fact candor, Peter inspires us to really see the forest for the trees. Traveling through Germany, Poland, Sweden and Vancouver, Peter discusses, debates and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland, and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind these wonders of which we are too often blissfully unaware.
“’THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES’ USES THE SENSORIAL CAPACITIES OF CINEMA TO THRILLINGLY VISUALIZE WOHLEBEN’S OBSERVATIONS.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
“THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES SETS OUT TO ENGINEER A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE MINDS OF VIEWERS. OPEN YOURSELF TO IT AND NOT ONLY WILL YOU UNDERSTAND FORESTS DIFFERENTLY, YOU’LL NEVER TAKE A PIECE OF WOODEN FURNITURE FOR GRANTED AGAIN.”
– EYE FOR FILM
“THE POLITE ALARM HE’S SOUNDING IS MADE EVEN MORE PALATABLE BY THIS FILIM’S FREQUENT BEAUTY, WHETHER IN TIME-LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY OF FOREST-BED CHANGES OR BIGGER LANDSCAPE PICTURES.”
– 48 HILLS
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