The Giants – Pordenone Docs Fest

The Giants

2023, Australia, 83

Laurence Billiet, Rachael Antony


The Giants explores the intertwined fates of trees and humans

in this cinematic portrait of environmental folk hero and gay icon Bob Brown who took green politics to the centre of power . From a seedling to forest elder The Giants interweaves Bob’s story with the life cycle of the ancient trees he is fighting for. The hidden life of the forest is brought to life by cameras rigged high in the tree canopy, immersive point cloud animation generated from 3D tree scans, and thought-provoking insights by the likes of David Suzuki and Merlin Sheldrake. Drawing on Bob’s lifetime of activism, from the Tasmanian Franklin to the Tarkine, The Giants ignites an urgent conversation about the right of the Forest to exist and challenges the audience to write the next chapter.


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