15 min


A short observational documentary film about the life of one sentient noble fir Christmas tree. From its unceremonious planting to its ornament-decorated state in a San Francisco living room to its unexpected resurrection and rebirth, the film follows a ubiquitous yet under examined staple of Western culture. The Tree presents a visual critique of Western Christian rituals, human folly, urban waste systems and bourgeoise family values in the era of climate change.

Director: Keith Wilson
Producer: Keith Wilson
Cinematographer: Keith Wilson
Editor: Keith Wilson
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017

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