Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (52 Minute Version)
Producer: Merit Entertainment Inc.
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 52
Closed Captions: Yes
We cut down billions of trees every year - today only five percent of the worlds old growth forests remain intact. Yet trees are one of this planets most significant creators of food, new medicines, and oxygen. Forests hold the answer to many of the worlds problems; from climate change to human health and well-being. Visionary scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores the science, folklore, and history of this essential eco-system reminding us that when we improve our profound human connection to woodlands we can, not only, restore our health - we can restore our planet.
From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, the ancient Raheen Wood of Ireland, and the walnut and redwood trees of America, to the great boreal forest of Canada, Call of the Forest tells the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.
Nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Science Nature Program 2018.
"Trees are the very foundation of the web of life of which we are a part. In this lovely film, we are shown that we need trees for our physical, social and spiritual well-being." - David Suzuki
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