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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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Mark Leiren-Young
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott McNeil ... The Logger - Ben Holm
Babs Chula ... The Protester - Abigail Edwards (as Babz Chula)
Tahmoh Penikett ... The Firefighter - Brett Hall
Tricia Helfer ... The Star - Leila Cole
August Schellenberg ... The Executive - John Clements
Brendan Fletcher ... The Tree Sitter - Dylan Hendrix
Jillian Fargey ... 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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Do you see the forest or the trees? See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Budget:

CAD300,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

Tree Farm
Written and Performed by Local Anxiety
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A look at how forestry effects the lives of the residents a fictional mountain town.
1 January 2009 | by daveacarsonSee all my reviews

A great film, especially in today's economic setting. All of the characters are revealing of what is really happening in the world of forestry, how "loving trees" does not necessarily mean that they all must be protected - a very unique movie that examines the industry, and its impact, from a number of perspectives. Although the story is fictional, I found myself totally hooked from the opening scene. I do consider myself to be an environmentalist, and I had never really given enough thought to the reliance that entire towns can have on forestry, how trees are literally the lifeblood for so many small towns. Highly recommended.


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