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Land of Giants  (1992)

Also known as: Old Growth
Logging of rainforest

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

Film credits

Additional Music: The Jalapeno Pickers
Additional Photography: Anne Johnson
Additional Photography: Richard Kirby
Assistant Producer: Ian Gray
Associated Broadcaster: WNET 13, New York
Associated Broadcaster: HTV
Dubbing Mixer: Richard Crosby
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Editor: David Aliband
Executive Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Executive Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Music Composer: Jennie Muskett
Narrator: Ian Holm
Photography: David Shale
Photography: Alastair MacEwen
Photography: Shane Moore
Producer: Mike Birkhead
Production: Linda Waddell
Production: Sonja Grimes
Production: Cheryl Thomas
Production Manager: Jacqueline White
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Script Consultant: David Helton
Sound Editor: Ann Tearle
Sound Editor: Andy Netley
Writer: Mike Birkhead
Writer: Ian Gray

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Alastair MacEwen