NOTE: DATE CHANGE. You are invited to a special one night screening of FOREST FOR THE TREES in Halifax. Stay after the credits for a special Q&A with the director Rita Leister, and film subject, tree planter crew boss Isabel "Biz" Gosselin. Classification: PG, language may offend/mature theme. Reserved Seating option available.
This visually stunning documentary explores the physical and emotional aspects of an outsider community of Canadian west coast tree planters. Deftly weaving together still photographs and film footage, Rita Leistner, an award-winning photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and erstwhile war photographer and tree planter, depicts the contradictions in the experiences in the lives of the tree planters – the hardship and the healing; the solitude and the joy of belonging — creating an eloquent cinematic metaphor for the human condition.