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Trailer: Acid Forest (aka Rugstus miskas)

— by BEV QUESTAD —

A forest in Lithuania has a long wooden staircase leading to a viewing platform. Visitors from all over the world come to this spot. Lithuanian director Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė records visitor conversations on the platform and lets these voices tell the story of the cormorant, a bird whose nest-building and acidic feces are stripping forests bare.

From the perspective of the tourist comments, the viewer recognizes the debate. Should we enter the ecosystem and kill the birds, or let them denude our forests as nature takes its course?

“Acid Forest” can be viewed on March 21 at the 2019 Portland Film Festival.


Credits
Website: https://neonrealism.lt/acid-forest/
Country: Lithuania
Languages: Lithuanian | English | German | French | Finnish with English subtitles
Release Date: 4 August 2018 (Switzerland)
Director, cinematographer, editor: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Sound director, assistant director, drone operator, climber: Dovydas Korba
Sound mixer: Jonas Maksvytis

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