The Time of Forests

Czech premiere

The Time of Forests

Le Temps des Forêts

François-Xavier Drouet
France | 2018 | 103 min.

Language: French
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
nebo s českými titulky

Category: UnEarthed

Director François-Xavier Drouet heads to the French forests. Their surface area is growing, but their diversity is declining. What are the paths to a viable forest?

Loggers with monstrous machines reminiscent of Transformers see the forest only as a fruitful wood plantation where there is no place for living creatures. And against them are the conservationists, foresters or lumberjacks who see the forest as a living continuum and who seek to preserve it. The director provides an insight into the everyday routine of a diverse range of people connected with the forest for good and ill. He records and follows them in their natural environment to bring the audience closer to the broader aspects of forest management and the personal philosophy of those who are involved in it, whether as bearers of the trend of turning the forest into a "wood factory" or as supporters of cultivation approaches.

Impact

Like the French forests in the film The Time of Forests, the Czech forests are also not in the best shape. Hnutí DUHA (The DUHA movement) has long been devoted to education and direct activities to improve the situation. On the Save Forest website, you can take an online challenge or contribute financially to the DUHA movement. Here you will also find more tips on how you too can help. And you can learn more at the accompanying event What's Next for Czech Forests? on Friday, 8 March. More info: https://zachranmelesy.cz

Director

François-Xavier Drouet

Festival guest on days
Mar 08 - Mar 11, 2019

Filmography
2018 - The Time of Forests
2013 - La chasse au Snark
2013 - Une place au soleil
2005 - Acouphènes

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