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HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES, THE (GEHEIME LEBEN DER BÄUME, DAS)

HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES, THE
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Are trees able to talk? Do they have a memory and a social life? The forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben gets to the bottom of these questions and opens our eyes to the hidden world of the woods.

When Peter Wohlleben published his book The Hidden Life of Trees in 2015, he stormed all the bestseller charts overnight: no-one had ever written about the German woods like the forester from the parish of Wershofen before. Wohlleben tells us in an entertaining and enlightening fashion about the solidarity and cohesion of the trees and strikes a chord with his ever-growing community of readers: he brings us closer to these astounding living entities in guided tours of the woods and readings. Wohlleben travels to Sweden to see the oldest tree in the world; he visits businesses in Vancouver that are looking for a new approach to how to treat the woods; he sides with the demonstrators in the Hambacher Forst. Because he knows that we humans can only survive if the woods are healthy – and that the eleventh hour is already upon us…
Genre Environment/Ecology
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2019
Director Jörg Adolph
Cinematography Daniel Schönauer
Producer Friederich Oetker
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Runtime 97 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Haugesund – The Norwegian International Film Festival 2020, Vancouver International Film Festival 2020
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Motion Picture Fund

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