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This screening package includes 1 short film before the feature and is followed by a Q and A discussion. To view descriptions and trailers for each film click on the film title in the box to the right (desktop) or above (mobile).

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES (feature film)

Screening with Short film Beyond the Burning: From tragedy to transition after the summer fires

Followed by a post-film discussion with Peter Wohlleben and Sarah Wilson.


The Hidden Life of Trees opens our eyes to the wonder, glory and intelligent complexity of our beloved woods. This documentary follows author Wohlleben, as he explores and celebrates the beauty and magic of the forests, and reminds us of our need to protect them.


When Peter Wohlleben published his book The Hidden Life of Trees in 2015, he stormed all the bestseller charts overnight. His writings opened our eyes to the wonder, glory and intelligent complexity of our beloved woods. Now, in the documentary of the same name, Wohlleben explores and celebrates the beauty and magic of the forests, and reminds us of our need to protect them. 


The whole world is talking about the environment, but frequently fails to listen to nature itself. One man has made it his mission to change this and has promptly reached millions of people. 


In his non-fiction bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, which has been published in over 40 countries and often appeared in Top Ten listings, Peter Wohlleben opened our eyes to the hidden world of the forest and the "Wood Wide Web".


Wohlleben uncovers the solidarity and cohesion of the trees and strikes a chord with his ever-growing community of readers. Are trees able to talk? Do they have a memory and a social life? Wohlleben gets to the bottom of these questions and opens our eyes to the enchanting world of the woods.


Director Jörg Adolph (Parents' School) combines the exciting portrait of a man who understands the language of trees with breathtaking nature footage from the world of forests to create a documentary which is just as entertaining as it is fascinating.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    German
  • Country
    Germany
  • Premiere
    Australian
  • Director
    Jörg Adolph
  • Screenwriter
    Jörg Adolph
  • Producer
    Friederich Oetker
  • Executive Producer
    Martin Moszkowicz
  • Sound Design
    Jörg Elsner (Sound Design) und Michael Kranz