Grandma's Eternal Forest

Babiččin věčný les

At age 87, Grandma Kuniko Shiiba is the only person in Japan who continues to practice a traditional and sustainable form of slash-and-burn agriculture. We spend a year in the forest with her, learning through her eyes and the eyes of a snail, of edible and medicinal plants, mountain and fire spirits, crop cultivation, and the forest’s unique regenerative powers.

  • Movie number
    38
  • Section
    Competition
  • Director
    Shohei Shibata
  • Script
    Jeffrey S. Irish
  • Photographer
    Koichi Nagura
  • Country
    Japan
  • Length
    49 min
  • Year
    2011
  • Festival version
    English, Czech