5.15pm | Sunday 27 October | Cinema Nova
ABOUT THE FILM
François-Xavier Drouet | France | 2018 | 103 minutes | Subtitles
Best Film – Locarno Film Festival 2018
International Audience Award – Mediterraneo Video Festival 2018
We all like our Scandinavian-style wooden furniture, but at what cost? With commercial priorities threatening forests the world over, Le Temps des forêts (The Time of the Forests) takes us deep into the once-idyllic forests of rural France, where up to 80% of forests are now maintained more as factories than countryside, with very few species of trees, no birds in the treetops and no other plants protected to survive.
This award-winning film provides an honest and beautifully filmed exposé into the heart of industrial forestry, providing an authentic study of the destructive exploitation that capitalism and rapid advancements in technology have on both nature and modern-day human labour.
Dedicated to the foresters and scientists who resist, Le Temps des forêts artfully illustrates that the current danger is not deforestation, but bad-forestation, with industry putting profit and mechanisation before workers and the environment.
This screening will be followed by a discussion with the following panellists.
Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.