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Rainforest: the limit of splendour

Richard Boyce / Canada / 2011 / 52 ' / English

Credits

Richard Boyce, Daniel Cross, Robin Dianoux & Ryan Mullins
Richard Boyce
Cory Rizos
Phil Dwyer
Richard Boyce & Daniel Cross

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Awards & Festivals

Winner: Best Mountain Culture Film Award, Whistler Film Festival 2011
Winner: The Mark Haslam Award, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, Toronto 2012
Nominated: Grand Prix NaturVision, NaturVision Camera Award & Conservation/Sustainability Film Award, NaturVision Film Festival, Germany 2012
Nominated: Golden Sheaf Awards, Yorkton Film Festival 2012

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A journey into the forests of Canada's Pacific Coast where modern logging practices are contrasted against the ancient practices of the First Nations community.

Synopsis

Inspired by Kwaxsistalla, a Kwakwaka’wakw clan chief, the filmmaker embarks upon a cinematic journey contrasting the tree-farms that dominate the landscape surrounding his home on Vancouver Island with an ancient rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Canada.

Guided by passion and a determination to honor reality, Richard Boyce travels to the most remote corner of Vancouver Island, through some of the most intensive logging on the planet, into a wilderness that is on the brink of extinction. Massive trees, ranging in age between 1,200 years old and seedlings, thrive along the banks of an ancient river floodplain, which provides for diverse life forms in the temperate rainforest.

 

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