Filmmaker and journalist Frank Green followed this story of a community in conflict in the Sierra Nevada foothills for four years. The film takes an unusually unbiased look at four local residents, two timber workers and two environmentalists, as they try to balance the health of the forest with the jobs of the workers who depend on it. By humanizing all the characters in the film, it shows a profound respect for both sides of this extremely volatile issue.
Awards: 1997 Cine Golden Eagle 1997 Best Film on Mountain Environment, Banff Festival of Mountain Film 1997 Best Documentary, Canyonlands Film & Video Festival 1996 Joey Award, Best Documentary 1996 Finalist, National Telly Awards, Best Television Documentary
Credits: Produced by: Frank Green Narrated by: Mary Steenburgen
1996 60 mins
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