October 20, 2021


Showing: Streaming from October 8
Title: The Hidden Life of Trees
Year: 2019
Country: German
Director: ,

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Traveling through Germany, Poland, Sweden and Vancouver, renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides us through his understanding of how trees work as he discusses, debates and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed, and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind them of which we are too often blissfully unaware. For those who are not familiar with these discoveries, a walk in the woods will never be the same after watching this film, based on the worldwide bestselling book that convincingly made the case that trees are social beings and that a forest is a social network. The Hidden Life of Trees profoundly challenges us to change how we understand forests. Germany, 2020, 111 minutes, documentary.

Streaming begins on Friday, October 8, and tickets will go on sale on Friday morning. When you purchase a ticket you will have 48 hours to watch the film. Purchase tickets here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rivertownhiddenlifetrees

Community Partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension

A discussion on Zoom will be announced soon! The moderator will be Kristen Ossmann, horticulture educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County. Participants and date are not yet confirmed.

If you’d like to receive an email alert when tickets to the film go on sale, as well as information when the discussion is scheduled and participants confirmed, please send an email to film@rivertownfilm.org.

“Fall in the Hudson Valley might laser our attention on changing foliage, but have you ever wondered what’s going on inside of a tree?” Read about The Hidden Life of Trees in Nyack News & Views.

“In his best-selling book, “The Hidden Life of Trees,” the German forester Peter Wohlleben drew in millions of readers with a tantalizing hypothesis: that trees are social, sentient beings, who talk to each other, feed and nurse their young, sense pain and have personalities.” “The documentary “The Hidden Life of Trees” uses the sensorial capacities of cinema to thrillingly visualize Wohlleben’s observations.” Critic’s Pick!The New York Times