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The Hidden Life of Trees (9/22 Showing)

Sep 22, 2021 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join Whatcom Million Trees Project (WMTP), Pickford Film Center and multiple local co-sponsors for an in-person showing of the film The Hidden Life of Trees, a new documentary based on Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book of the same name.

In-person showings at the Pickford will be on Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 at 12 p.m. Tickets for in-person showings are $5 per person and can be purchased on the Pickford’s website. Each in-person showing will be followed with a Q&A session with the WMTP Executive Director Michael Feerer and Board Member David Roberts. Please note that COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for visiting the Pickford. Seating capacity has been reduced and patrons are required to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination.

Virtual streaming at home will also be available for $12 for those who do not wish to attend the showing in person. The link sent to purchasers will be active for viewing the film anytime from 12 a.m. on September 20 to 11:59 p.m. on September 26, giving people flexibility when to watch. The film will be available to rent on Vimeo starting at 12 a.m. on September 20.

All proceeds from live and virtual showings will benefit the Whatcom Million Trees Project nonprofit.

Based on his bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides viewers through his enlightened ecological insights with matter-of-fact candor — so everyone can see the forest for the trees. Traveling through Germany, Poland, Sweden and Vancouver, Peter discusses the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in woodlands, and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind these wonders of which we are often blissfully unaware. A walk in the forest will never be the same again!

This event is part of the City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events.

Book Club Kit

In addition to the film screening, the Bellingham Public Library created a book club kit using Peter Wohlleben’s new book, The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature.

Event Partners

This event would not be possible without support from our local co-sponsors: Pickford Film CenterWhatcom Community FoundationSustainable ConnectionsRE SourcesPeak Sustainability GroupKulshan Carbon TrustSierra Club Mt. Baker GroupNorth Cascades Audubon Society350.org BellinghamSt. Paul’s Episcopal ChurchStillpoint at BecksideWhatcom Land TrustClimate Reality Project Bellingham Chapter, and Bellingham Multifaith Network for Climate Justice.


For general WMTP event questions:

Michael Feerer
Phone: (831) 222-0339
Email: michael@whatcommilliontrees.org

For ticket or show questions:

Pickford Film Center
Phone: (360) 647-1300
Email: info@pickfordfilmcenter.org