Capital for the Canopy| 40mins
Director: Chris LaCasse | Producer: Chris LaCasse
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
â€œCapital for the Canopyâ€ seeks to highlight the forces driving deforestation, and demonstrates that there are strong economic and social factors behind the use of forests by local residents. The film aims to dispel the notion that deforestation is a result of ignorance or lack of environmental concern by residents of developing countries, but instead stems from a basic need to subsist on what is often very little income and in circumstances with few socio-economic opportunities.