Behind the new documentary Sentinels lies a forest of stories. Sentinels, though, leads the audience into the trees hoping they’ll see the forest eventually. In the film, Portland documentarians Derek Knowles and Lawrence Lerew capture a Humboldt County, Calif., tree-sit with a bare, sensorial, vérité style, often through the sightlines of airborne Redwood Forest Defense activists committing a half-decade to their mission. Shot in 2020, Sentinels covers about 200 days, but the activists aim to continue their sit until 2024 when Green Diamond’s logging permit expires. Though anonymity is a priority, the Redwood Forest Defense does operate a website and Instagram outlining its cause and ways to assist.
Source: Los Angeles Times May 18, 2022 02:04 UTC