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Film Screening Series

September 27, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Film Screening Series with Green Planet Films
SEP 27, 2023/5:30 PM–07:00 PM




(401) 596-2877 x306

We’re excited to present a 3-part film series with Green Planet Films, a local non-profit that distributes documentary films focusing on nature, the environment, and human ecology. For each screening, representatives from Green Planet Films will give a brief introduction to the film.

For the first screening in our series, we’re showing “Forest for the Trees – The Tree Planters”. You can view the trailer HERE.


The road to recovery is one step at a time

This visually and artistically unique documentary explores the physical and emotional aspects of a community of Canadian west coast tree planters. Deftly weaving together still photos and film footage, Rita Leistner, an award-winning photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and erstwhile tree planter (who has been nominated for a 2022 Canadian Screen Award for Best Cinematography for her work in this film), depicts the contradictions in the experiences 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.

This program is free and open to all ages, and popcorn will be served. Please note that this film is unrated, but would likely be considered “PG” due to numerous scenes portraying cigarette smoking.



Westerly Library & Wilcox Park
44 Broad Street
Westerly, CT 02891 United States
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