THE FOREST MAKER
Documentary Feature | 87 minutes

HIFF 2022

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10/07/22 - 4:00 PM
East Hampton UA4

10/08/22 - 5:45 PM
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Directed by
Volker Schlöndorff

Produced by
Volker Schlöndorff, Thomas Kufus, Kornelia Themen

Written by
Volker Schlöndorff

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US Premiere

2022 | English/Hausa | Germany

Esteemed New German Cinema luminary and Academy Award® winner Volker Schlöndorff’s (THE TIN DRUM) first documentary follows renowned Australian agronomist Tony Rinaudo as he works with farmers across the Sahel region of Africa to implement his innovative reforestation technique. Together, Rinaudo and local leaders heal the areas damaged by destructive agricultural practices implemented under European colonialism, restoring not only the soil, but also the dignity and hope of the people that rely on the land. Delivering refreshing optimism in the face of an ecological crisis, THE FOREST MAKER is a testament to the ability of empathy and collaboration to uplift communities and revitalize our natural world.

Scheduled to attend: Director Volker Schlöndorff