The Hidden Life of Trees

98 mins.
Directed by Jörg Adolph
PG
English, German, Korean, and Polish with subtitles
2021

Playing through Thursday, July 29.
 

  • Platform:  AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
  • Ticket price:  $12 general admission, $9 for Members
  • Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started
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When Peter Wohlleben published his book The Hidden Life of Trees in 2015, he stormed the charts overnight: no-one had ever written about the German woods like the forester from the parish of Wershofen before.

Wohlleben tells us in an entertaining and enlightening fashion about the solidarity and cohesion of the trees, and strikes a chord with his ever-growing community of readers: he brings us closer to these astounding living entities in guided tours of the woods and readings.

Wohlleben travels to Sweden to see the oldest tree in the world; he visits businesses in Vancouver that are looking for a new approach to how to treat the woods; he sides with the Hambacher Forst demonstrators. Because he knows that we humans can only survive if the woods are healthy – and that the eleventh hour is already upon us…


"Directed by Jörg Adolph, the documentary THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES uses the sensorial capacities of cinema to thrillingly visualize Wohlleben’s observations." Devika Girish. A New York Times Critic's Pick!