Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees is a beautiful and timeless film by Jeff McKay featuring visionary scientist, conservationist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, on her journey to the most beautiful forests of the northern hemisphere. From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, the ancient Raheen Wood of Ireland, the walnut and redwood trees of America, to the great boreal forest of Canada, Diana tells us the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet
Along the way Diana meets with 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; Prof. Katsuhiko Matsunaga, marine chemist, Hokkaido University; Jessica Hutchinson, ecologist, Executive Director of the Central Westcoast Forest Society; Andrew St. Ledger, co-founder of the Irish Woodland League; Dr. Bill Libby, Professor Emeritus of Forest Genetics; Sophia Rabliauskas, spokesperson for Pimachiowin Aki, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Dr. Silke Lanniger Office of Forestry, Wolfach, Germany and Meinrad Joos, a leader in forest management and president of Regierungspräsidium in Germany.
This compelling story sounds the alarm by calling for immediate action on a global scale, but at its heart it is a story of triumph, offering a simple, achievable strategy for each of us to combat climate change by replanting forests in our own neighbourhoods, yards and parks.
Co-produced with Edgeland Films.
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Broadcast Version - 52 min
DVD / Feature Length Version - 85 min
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Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a world recognized author and scientist. She has a unique combination of western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world. Orphaned in Ireland in her youth, Beresford-Kroeger was educated by elders who instructed her in the Brehon knowledge of plants and nature.
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