Land of Giants
Also known as: Old Growth
Intelligent and compelling, Land of Giants explores the towering trees and colossal canopies of the oldest conifer forest in the world. Snaking up the west coast of North America from California to Alaska, this diverse habitat has fallen victim to extensive logging - its very future now in jeopardy.
Made by Partridge Films, the production enlisted the talents of a number of award-winning cameramen, including the renowned photographer Alastair MacEwen. Skillfully highlighting the area’s diverse ecosystem, and how dependent it is on this unique and ancient habitat, their impressive photography draws attention to the sheer variety of life, detailing everything from banana slugs to cougars.
A powerful conservational piece, the politics and economics of forestry protection are interwoven with stunning footage of giant redwoods, Sitka spruces and the rare Pacific yew tree, the source of a potential anti-cancer drug. Beautifully filmed, Land of Giants is a poignant portrayal of a majestic wilderness as it faces an uncertain future