Free online screening documentary “The Hidden Life of Trees” (Peter Wohlleben)
October 13, 20:00-22:00 CEST, Goethe-Institut London
When Peter Wohlleben published his book “The Hidden Life of Trees” (2015), he stormed all the bestseller charts overnight: no-one had ever written about the German woods like the forester from the parish of Wershofen before.
In the documentary “The Hidden Life of Trees” (96 min, directed by Jörg Adolph), the sensorial capacities of cinema are used to thrillingly visualize Wohlleben’s observations, letting you into the secrets of nature that lie beyond human vision and temporality.
The film simultaneously offers fascinating and often visually stunning insights into life in our forests.
Wohlleben tells us in an entertaining and enlightening fashion about the solidarity and cohesion of 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…
You can get your free ticket for the online screening of the documentary by the Goethe-Institut London here.
& if you want to slow down, relax and tune into the language of nature live on a guided shinrin-yoku walk, do check out my website.
There are new dates for October / November in the Amstelpark (Amsterdam) and Duin & Kruidberg, Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland (Santpoort-Noord).