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  • Writer's pictureJithin Vijayan

A Dream of Trees (Documentary Review)

Read this new documentary review I have written for the autumn issue of 'The Niche', magazine of the British Ecological Society!

'A dream of trees', a powerful documentary tells the story of some restored tropical rainforest fragments and the journey of the people behind.

"A question asked by Venki, a tea estate owner: “So one day we will have Hornbills nesting here?” makes a turn in the story, and what following is a tale of learning, perseverance, and teamwork."

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Cinematography by Sripad Sridhar, editing by Ben Sarath and the soothing sound design by Aravind Mohanraj makes the documentary outstanding. Divya tells us: “To walk in a forest, that you have helped to grow, is fulfilment beyond words”.

Where to watch: YouTube | A Dream of Trees

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  1. Mudappa, Divya, and TR Shankar Raman. Rainforest Restoration: A guide to principles and practice. Nature Conservation Foundation, 2010.

  2. Osuri, Anand M., Srinivasan Kasinathan, Mrinalini K. Siddhartha, Divya Mudappa, and TR Shankar Raman. "Effects of restoration on tree communities and carbon storage in rainforest fragments of the Western Ghats, India." Ecosphere 10, no. 9 (2019): e02860.

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