Forest Alert

Forest Alert

We tend to see the forest as infinite, eternal. But this precious resource, once thought to be inexhaustible, is under threat. Forest Alert breaks through the silence and ignorance surrounding current forestry practices and questions our collective responsibility for the destruction of Quebec's rich timberlands. The script is typical of acclaimed Quebec singer/songwriter Richard Desjardins: strong words, striking imagery, paradoxes that challenge how our forests are managed. Opinions are firmly held and diametrically opposed. There are those who cherish this precious legacy and are worried about our exploitation of it. There are those, in government and industry, who swear that the forest will be preserved for future generations. Citing the concerns of professional foresters, the film is a direct attack on the depredation of what should be a sustainable resource. Forest Alert asks the ultimate question: Are our forests in good hands? In French with English subtitles.

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Forest Alert, Richard Desjardins & Robert Monderie, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Richard Desjardins
    Robert Monderie
  • producer
    Bernadette Payeur
    Éric Michel
  • script
    Richard Desjardins
  • cinematography
    Jacques Leduc
  • sound
    Marcel Chouinard
  • editing
    Alain Belhumeur
  • re-recording
    Michel Gauvin
  • online editing
    Julie Monette
  • computer graphics
    Daniel Mireault
  • music
    Jean-François Groulx
    Benoît Groulx
  • participation
    Yvon Desjardins
    Bertrand Poirier
    Louis-Jean Lussier
    Guy Lessard
    Jean Tremblay
    Michel Béland
    Diane Koch
    Isaac Dixon
    Lucien Filion
    Léopaul Gaudreau
    Vincent Gérardin
    Gilles Lemieux
    Jacques Robitaille
    Serge Tanguay
    Luc Bouthillier
    Pierre Dubois
    Gaston Déry