behind the redwood curtain
a film by LIESBETH DE CEULAER

documentary, 50 minutes, HD, 2013
produced by minds meet, coproduced by stempel,
with the support of vlaams audiovisueel fonds, flanders image & cba

listen : http://www.kwintenvanlaethem.be/files/redwood-trailer-sound-snippet.mp3

Behind the Redwood Curtain takes us on a mesmerizing journey through the dark and eerie Redwood forest. Seven forest dwellers - loggers, scientists, activists and Native Americans – invite us to discover their part of these impressive woods. There are no Walmarts and Starbucks here, just small towns and big trees. The ancient Redwoods have always kept the region isolated but now that excessive logging is encroaching, the survival of this unique habitat is under threat. Liesbeth De Ceulaer tells a compelling story about the relationship between man and his natural environment in which she entwines her own impressions of the forest with the beliefs, dreams and fears of the forest inhabitants.

director: liesbeth de ceulaer
assistent director: flo flamme
camera: pierre schreuder, grimm vandekerckhove
sound: kwinten van laethem, gert verboven
edit: tom denoyette
sound design: kwinten van laethem
music: spookhuisje
production: minds meet

premiere at docville in leuven on 08/05/2013