INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE War photographer Rita Leistner turns her expert lens onto a community of tree planters who overcome grueling conditions and emotional difficulties to bring back the forest one tree at a time. Driven by the perseverance and vulnerability of its subjects as much as by the harsh beauty of the landscape, Forest for the Trees is an arresting, never-before-seen immersion into the backbreaking labor of professional tree planting, a combination of high-intensity sport and industrial labor. – Ruth Somalo
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director and Cinematographer Rita Leistner, Sound Designer Chandra Bulucon and film subject Stephanie Sinclair.
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