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Directed by Sara Bonaventura, debut feature in collaboration with Raintree Foundation and funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Forest Hymn for Little Girls invites you to follow the exploits, struggles and daring feats of young girls under the age of six as they take to the woodland. From winter-bundled toddling hikes to free-for-all frolics up a mud-thick hill, we’ll get an intimate glimpse of where children play and what they do when given free rein in the wilds of nature. 

Forest Hymn for Little Girls is the first documentary to provide an in-depth consideration of young girls’ experiences in wild spaces from their own perspective and in their own voice. On the heels of Pokemon GO, Richard Louv’s campaign for family nature clubs, and the National Park Service Centennial, all aimed to get American families off the couch and exploring the great outdoors, a film from St. Louis, MO aims to place young girls at the center of the children and nature movement. Forest Hymn for Little Girls, a feature-length documentary from an all-female international team, will amplify the conversation. It asks the question, who has the right to access wildlands? 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    73 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Sara Bonaventura
  • Producer
    Brandi Cartwright
  • Executive Producer
    Ilya Eydelman
  • Cast
    Vivienne Abate, Myra Appleton, Nora Feathers, Ellie Hong, Isabel Ingenito, Miya Kodner, Eliana Levine, Molly Merbaum, Mila Nelson, Philomena Spahr, Katherine Stanec, Emily Wilson
  • Editor
    Francesco Marotta (color grading/conforming)
  • Animator
  • Composer
    Patrizia Olivia, IOIOI, Bemydelay (Soundtrack)
  • Sound Design
    Andrea Valfré (mixing & mastering)