THE TREE is a short observational documentary film about the life of one sentient noble fir Christmas tree. From its unceremonious planting to its ornament-decorated state in a San Francisco living room to its unexpected resurrection and rebirth, the film follows a ubiquitous yet under examined staple of Western culture. 

THE TREE invites the viewer to consider the impact of an annual family ritual in the era of climate change. In its final moments, the film veers away from objectivity and simple observation to propose a new way of seeing the protagonist, not as an annual commodity but as a being worthy of deeper consideration and respect.

Subjects: Environmental Studies, Agriculture

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Additional Film Info:

Distributor: Juno Films
Director: Keith Wilson
Genre: Short Documentary
Duration: 15 minutes
Type: Color
Year: 2017