Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

Genre:  Documentary
Release Date:
March 16, 2017 - Vancouver
March 21, 2017 - Waterloo
March 24, 2017 - Halifax
April 8, 2017 - Kingston
April 12, 2017 - Ottawa
April 25, 2017 - Victoria

Current rating: Rating: 3.67
based on 8 votes and 3 reviews
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A documentary commenting on the state of the world's old growth forests, Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, serves as a reminder of the planet's and people's necessary connection to the world's trees. That trees provide emotional and physical benefits to those ever in its presence.

As Canadian-Irish scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger travels around the world, speaking with the scientists, foresters and activists working to protect and replenish the world's northern forests, we learn that trees are our salvation in maintaining our complex network of biodiversity, protecting us from the detriments of climate change and preserving our fragile water systems. We must do all we can to preserve and replant them.

Director: Jeffrey McKay
Studio: Edgeland Films and Merit Motion Pictures
Screenplay: Jeffrey McKay, Diana Beresford-Kroeger
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  • 5 stars "Sublime."
  • 5 stars "Great film, a tribute to the books of Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as well as her science, her advocacy, her research, her tutors and supporters. The quiet nod to moonshots was much appreciated. Thank you."
  • 1 star "This movie attempts to draw miraculous connections between the human spirit and the silent, invisible, even spiritual element of trees and ancient woodlands.....a potentially interesting topic made into a pedantic annoyance. Jumps around with no purpose or through line. Major Yawnsville. Fails on all levels to impress, entertain or teach."
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