Call of the Forest: the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees
A documentary by Jeff McKay, featuring scentist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger
(2016, 85 minutes)
Thursday, 6 December 2018
McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney
In the film Call of the Forest, scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet's great ancient forests.
Forests are one of the world's most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Along the way, we meet some of the world's foremost experts in reforestation. Dr. Akira Miyawaki, a worldwide specialist in the restoration of natural forest systems on degraded land, shows us how a native forest system can be planted even in the smallest street corner of Tokyo. Dr. Bill Libby, a pioneer in the field of forest tree genetics, tells us about the impacts of climate change on California's coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. Since 2002, Andrew St. Ledger, founder of The Woodland League in Ireland, has dedicated his life to restoring native woodlands in Ireland. We are introduced to the Anishinaabe people of Pimachiowin Aki who are working to have 33, 400 square kilometres of boreal forest in Canada recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Free and everyone welcome.