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The Green Chain (2007)

The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a powerful, funny and thought-provoking film about the people who love trees.

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The Logger - Ben Holm
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The Protester - Abigail Edwards (as Babz Chula)
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The Firefighter - Brett Hall
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The Star - Leila Cole
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The Executive - John Clements
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The Tree Sitter - Dylan Hendrix
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The Waitress - Jenni Holm
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The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a powerful, funny and thought-provoking film about the conflicts between people on both sides of the battle who love trees -- and are willing to risk anything to protect their personal visions of the forest, and our planet. Written by Producer

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The closing song Tree Farm, is written and performed by Local Anxiety - aka Kevin Crofton and Mark Leiren-Young (who also wrote, directed and produced the movie). See more »

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John Wiggers is credited as "Tree Guru" due to all his help and guidance on forestry issues for the filmmakers. See more »

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Tree Farm
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The forest through the trees...
23 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

More than just a film, this doco within a film does a great job of addressing weighty issues that currently face the logging industry. Illuminating and objective, it even succeeds at being entertaining with a poignant array of true to life characters. It's surprising to see the talent that jumped on board, especially with Playboy model Tricia Helfer who plays the actress looking for a cause. Skillfully gift-wrapped with high production value, writer/director Mark Leiren-Young has succeeded in finding great entertainment value here, and the dialogue is both authentic and emotionally convincing.

While the doco within a film vehicle is nothing new, it's done here in a unique way that has seemingly succeeded in fooling more than a few. If you want a thought provoking film that focuses on environmental issues, you'll find it here.


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