Seeing Green

Seeing Green

Directed by Su Rynard

Nadine Pequeneza (Producer)

Plants are most often viewed simply as a green background for human activity. For centuries dominant cultures have used nature as something to enjoy, exploit and control - ultimately endangering the conditions that make all life on earth possible. But what if we were to appreciate plants as the highly evolved creatures they actually are? Robin Wall Kimmerer reveals how plant science framed in an Indigenous worldview can create seismic change. With her discovery that trees communicate and collaborate, Suzanne Simard is revolutionizing forestry industry practices globally. While Paco Calvo’s infectious enthusiasm for plants challenges the perception that we humans are the only intelligent life form on earth. In this era of accelerating disasters, Kimmerer, Simard and Calvo offer a bold new perspective that has the power to change how we see the world and our place in it.