Forest for the Trees

A tree planting documentary

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Tuesday, Feb. 21

7 p.m.

$15 / members $12.75

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"Engaging documentary, tightly focused...making audiences feel that they get to know everyone involved personally. It’s well-paced and balances the dramatic and lighthearted moments well." - Film Threat

The book version of the film won Best Mountain Image Book in the 2022 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

This visually stunning documentary explores the physical and emotional aspects of an outsider community of Canadian west coast tree planters. Deftly weaving together still photographs and film footage, Rita Lestner, an award-winning photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and erstwhile war photographer and tree planter, depicts the contradictions in the experiences in the lives of the tree planters - the hardship and the healing; the solitude and the joy of belonging - creating an eloquent cinematic metaphor for the human condition.

Winner - Audience Favourite Feature - 2022 Victoria Film Festival

Canadian Screen Award nominee for best cinematography, documentary feature

91 mins

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