Forest For The Trees


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Forest For The Trees

Year: 2021

Duration: 91 minutes

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Writer: Rita Leistner

Producer: Rita Leistner

Director: Rita Leistner

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 Leistner, 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.