Director: David Springbett | Producer: David Springbett & Heather MacAndrew
Focus Years: 1998 | Country: Canada
The question that lies at the heart of the ongoing debate about the world's forests is whether we can halt deforestation while still sustaining communities that depend on the forest for their livelihood. â€œGoodwoodâ€ looks at four forestry-based places where communities are discovering - sometimes with help from surprising quarters - that it can be done. From a village chair-making project in Honduras to a design school in Nelson, B.C., and from a community-based forestry in Mexico to more than 3,000 items from certified wood sold in a British retail chain, vital links are being made to keep people employed, while at the same time preserving the world's forests.