Among Giants

Thanks, Mitch! Below you’ll find an incredible short documentary about tree activists near Eureka, CA — people who protected the Redwoods by actually living in them. I’m struck by the difference between pruning trees to help them grow and the sheer destruction of logging. Having lived in Northern California and Southern Oregon, I’ve witnessed both the majesty of the redwood groves and the landscape’s scars. A handful of people can make a huge difference! Many thanks for their dedication and love for the Tree People and Mother Earth.

From the makers of the film:

“Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to remarkable effect.

This film was shot and edited in 2011, and a year later, the tree-sit ended as a victory for the tree-sitters ( As of 2013, negotiations are still underway for the sale of the land, and the exact acreage is still being determined.

Huge thanks to “Farmer,” “Bingmouse,” “Amanita,” and the rest of the tree-sitters for allowing us to live with them and film their story. Learn more about their work, donate, and see what they’re up to now:

for further requests about the film, please contact

Thanks for watching!
– Chris, Ben, Sam // Rainhouse Cinema”

Among Giants from Rainhouse Cinema on Vimeo.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by jonah on May 29, 2013 at 3:35 am

    that was awesome, thanks for sharing.



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