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Forest communities can have both jobs and trees.

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Closed Captioned

Directed by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
Produced by Asterisk Productions for CBC's "Nature of Things"
Hosted by David Suzuki

The question that lies at the heart of the ongoing debate about the world's forests is whether we can halt deforestation while still sustaining communities that depend on the forest for their livelihood.

GOODWOOD looks at four forestry-based places where communities are discovering - sometimes with help from surprising quarters - that it can be done.

From a village chair-making project in Honduras to a design school in Nelson, B.C., and from a community-based forestry in Mexico to more than 3,000 items from certified wood sold in a British retail chain, vital links are being made to keep people employed, while at the same time preserving the world's forests.

Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1999     Copyright Date: 1998
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-881-3     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-788-3

"It's an inspiring, heart-lifting film about the possibilities that await those who learn to see old things in new ways."
Vancouver Sun

"The film's basic message rings clear throughout: It's possible to have jobs and trees. It just takes a little innovative thinking."
Forest Magazine

"One of the few (videos) that offers a look at what it will take to make forests profitable without denuding them...Recommended for academic and medium to large libraries particularly in areas where deforestation is an unusually sensitive issue."
Christopher Lewis, American University, MC Journal

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"An inspiring, heart-lifting film." Vancouver Sun

Awards and Festivals
Nationwide Broadcast on CBC
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Selected for Sceening, Vermont International Film Festival
Equinox Environmental Film Festival

Canadian Studies
Central America
Climate Change/Global Warming
Developing World
Development Education
Fair Trade
Forests and Rainforests
Natural Resources
Social Psychology

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