Green Chain (2009)





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Nothing is Ever Clear Cut!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.The Green Chain examines a community and a way of life through a series of riveting inter-linking monologues inspired by the true tales and personalities that define today's forests.The Logger loves trees. They are his life. Ben Holm blames the "tree huggers" for trying to destroy his world.The Protester loves trees. Abigail Edwards wants her grandchildren to know the difference between a forest and a tree farm and is willing to go to jail for her beliefs.The Firefighter loves trees. He watched his life go up in smoke long before the forest fires hit. Now Brett Hall serves ice cream cones... except during forest fire season.The Star loves trees -- and Leila Cole loves a good cause, and some good publicity -- even if she has to go to a small backwater town to get it.The Executive loves trees. John Clements is the Vice-President in charge of Public Relations for a major logging company who finds his beliefs challenged by the destruction of an ancient tree.

The Tree Sitter loves trees. He lives in one, 100 feet in the air. Dylan Hendrix (not his real name) hopes that people will listen to him... and that he won't fall out before they do.The Waitress loves trees. Jenni Holm's life reflects the challenges faced by her entire community, and the ongoing casualties of the "war in the woods". --© Official Site
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A fake documentary on the British Columbian logging industry is a hard sell. But writer and director Mark Leiren-Young manages to make light work of the subject.

Full Review… | June 22, 2009
Globe and Mail
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Somewhere, buried in the morass of words that is The Green Chain, there is a three-act structure and some interesting character arcs -- useful stuff if they ever decide to make a real movie out of this movie.

Full Review… | June 22, 2009
Jam! Movies

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