Directed by: Bernadine Mellis
Executive Produced by Chicken & Egg Pictures
Granted on: 2005-01-01
Production Stage: Completed
The Forest For The Trees is an intimate look at an unlikely team of young activists and old lefties who came together to battle the U.S. government following environmental activist Judi Bari's arrest on terrorism charges in 1990. Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis, daughter Bari's attorney, Dennis Cunningham, is there to document her morally driven, very tired dad.
Not your typical "Take Your Daughter to Work Day," the film offers access into the life of the extraordinary Judi Bari, and a piece of U.S. history that everyday grows increasingly resonant.
Broadcast on Sundance Channel's New Green Series in Spring 2007.