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The Hidden Life of Trees(Das geheime Leben der Bäume)

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Germany · 2020
1h 41m
Director Jörg Adolph
Starring Peter Wohlleben
Genre Documentary

Based on the book of the same name, this documentary centers around forester and author Peter Wohlleben, and his theory that trees are social, sentient beings that communicate with each other. Traveling through forests, he explains and discusses the biological activity that occurs in the woodlands outside of human awareness.

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75 by Nell Minow

By the end of this film, you might think that understanding trees on such human terms is not even close to doing them justice.


Movie Nation by Roger Moore

If you’re tempted into the woods by this film, maybe you’ll be a little more open to the idea of “individual rights” gathered in number to battle “corporate rights” in search of a more sane and sustainable way of looking at the forest, and the trees within it.