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Das geheime Leben der Bäume

2019 | 96 min

When Peter Wohlleben published his book “The Hidden Life of Trees” in 2015, he stormed all bestseller lists overnight: Nobody had ever written about the German forest like the forester from the community of Wershofen. Wohlleben tells in an entertaining and enlightening way about the solidarity and cohesion of the trees and thus hits a nerve with his steadily growing readership: in guided tours through the forest and readings he brings these extraordinary creatures closer to the people. Wohlleben travels to Sweden to the oldest tree on earth, he visits companies in Vancouver that are looking for a new approach to forest management, he takes the side of the demonstrators in the Hambach forest. Because he knows that we humans will only survive if the forest is also doing well – and it is high time…

Directed by Jörg Adolph (“Parents’ School”) and accompanied by unique nature shots by Jan Haft (“The Green Planet”), the bestseller is now coming to the cinema. The captivating documentary gives a fascinating insight into the complex coexistence of the trees and at the same time follows Peter Wohlleben as he promotes a new understanding of the forest. The result is a portrait that is as intimate as it is humorous

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