A living forest or a green desert? Tomorrow’s landscape will be defined by the choices we make today.
As the symbol of authentic, wild nature, forests across Europe are undergoing an unprecedented phase of industrialisation. Changing forest management practices, intensive agricultural models and privatisation — supported by heavy mechanisation, monoculture, fertilisers and pesticides — are compounded by a loss of traditional know-how.
Through interviews with rangers, forestry commission officials, paper mill operators and land rights campaigners in France, The Time of Forests invites the viewer on a journey to the heart of industrial forestry — and its alternatives.
About Take One Action!
Established in 2008, Take One Action are an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. Their annual programme of activities welcomes upwards of 5,000 audience members each year and includes a 12-day festival in Edinburgh & Glasgow, two weekend festivals in Aberdeen & Inverness, a network of local film clubs and a series of individual screenings, talks and training opportunities.
The Time of Forests
(Dir. François-Xavier Drouet | 2018 | 1h43min)
Tuesday, 24 September | 5:30pm
In French with English subtitles
£0 – £8 (sliding scale) | Tickets available here
Beyond the Screen (post-show discussion)
Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for effective, personal action, as we explore the changing face of Scotland’s forests and the role of rewilding.
Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.
Tickets are available online and on the door. Take One Action ! operate a sliding scale (£0 – £8) so that customers may pay what they can.
IFE Membership and Discount Rates
The Institut programmes many members-only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.
Image and logo: Production still from The Time of Forests, François-Xavier Drouet