Seeing Green tells the story of three scientific renegades; a botanist, a forester, and a philosopher who listen and learn from plants. Throughout their careers they have pushed boundaries and persevered through controversy. Today the world is finally waking up to their message.
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, can the lessons learned from plants lead us out of the current ecological crisis?
Together 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.
Produced by HitPlay Productions with development support from Ontario Creates and The Redford Center.
Director-Writer Su Rynard
Co-writer Helen Humphreys
Producers Nadine Pequeneza and Su Rynard
Executive Producer Nadine Pequeneza
Still Photography Garth Lenz and Don Komarechka