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From: Green Planet Films

The Forest for the Trees: The Tree Planters (DVD)

DVD (UPC: 680044983974)

Available Formats:
  • Documentary
  • 91 min
Price: $39.00
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This visually and artistically unique documentary explores the physical and emotional aspects of a community of Canadian west coast tree planters who overcome grueling conditions and emotional difficulties to bring back the forest one tree at a time. Deftly weaving together still photos and film footage, Rita Leistner, an award-winning photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and erstwhile tree planter, depicts the contradictions in the experiences of the tree planters the hardship and the healing; the solitude and the joy of belonging, the combination of high-intensity sport and industrial labor creating an eloquent cinematic metaphor for the human condition. Finding common cause, self-knowledge and meaning in their formidable task, the tree planters restore themselves and each other in the process of restoring the environment.


  • UPC: 680044983974
  • Release: 2023-04-18
  • Content Provider: Green Planet Films
  • Runtime: 91
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Language: English
  • Format:
  • Screen:
  • Aspect: 1.78:1
  • Rating: NR
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Color/BW: Color
  • Special Features: 9 bonus videos
  • Copyright: 2022 Rita Leistner
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD

Cast and Crew

Directed by:

Rita Leistner

Produced by:

Leistner Pictures Inc