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Video: One Tree, One Year


A year-long observation reveals the secret life of a tree and its animal visitors.

An inspired filmmaking experiment, One Tree, One Year observes a year in the life of a beech tree in Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. Filmed continuously through the changing seasons, the short documentary glimpses several species – including wild boar, Italian wolves and Marsican brown bears – passing by and interacting with the tree in a variety of ways, unaware of the camera. The result is a simple yet enchanting rejoinder to sensationalised nature filmmaking, and a marvellous distillation of the incredible complexity of ecosystems.

Directors: Bruno D’Amicis, Umberto Esposito

Website: Forestbeat

Text: Aeon

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One comment on “Video: One Tree, One Year

  1. venantiusjpinto
    April 21, 2018

    That tree is a preacher; and at 2:00 we have a Ballo moment (as in, Jungle Book)!

    Liked by 1 person

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