I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
According to the West Australian Forest Alliance (WAFA), 1,962,080 tonnes of firewood, wood chips, charcoal and mill waste were produced from native forest over the past five years and approximately 7,500 hectares of publicly owned jarrah and karri forests are logged/cleared every year. These forests are incredibly important in maintaining biodiversity and are the home to unique flora and fauna.
Cry Of The Forests demonstrates the environmental impact of these practices via drone footage and interviews with a diverse range of stake holders. Traditional custodians, tourism operators, scientists, environmentalists and residents discuss the destruction and their fears for the future of the area as well as offering some solutions. One thing common to all was their sense of disbelief and the despair they feel regarding the plight of the forests and how helpless they feel against the government agencies that are controlling the situation.
The film is beautifully shot and I found the it to be compelling to watch although disturbing in subject matter. Cry of the Forests - A Western Australian Story is a documentary that that tells a story that really needs to be seen to be believed.