The film begins with the question, ‘what is a tree?’ Following this question, it shows twisted old trees, bent into mysterious shapes, which still stand even after thousands of years holding their branches stretched upward. And, there are intercut scenes of sliding snowboarders and skiers going through a forest covered with snow. This film introduces the people who encounter the oldest trees in Canada, US and Japan and learn the wisdom of life, communing with their history and the lives they have lived. It is a beautiful movie that quietly stares at trees which have been living for eternity, facing winds and snow. (Billy CHOI)
Alps Cinema 1
Jordan Manley is a North Vancouver based outdoor culture photographer and filmmaker, focused on the connection between sport and nature. His films are an effort to explore the human relationship with nature. He produced and directed four seasons of the award winning A Skier’s Journey, a film series that examined the ties between landscape, culture, and skiing.