The Forest Maker

Der Waldmacher

Four decades after The Tin Drum, the masterpiece that won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, a living legend of New German Cinema shoots his first documentary and travels to Africa to draw a portrait of a hero. The Chief of all Farmers and winner of the “alternative Nobel prize” decided to experiment with a radical method that activates tree stumps and roots to make an “underground forest,” which can cover the whole continent and provide food to starving populations! A strong message of community, self-empowerment, and, above all, hope.

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Direction: Volker Schlöndorff
Script: Volker Schlöndorff
Cinematography: Jean Diouf, Paapa Kwaku Oduro, Axel Schneppat
Editing: Anette Fleming
Sound: Peter Sandmann, Detlef A. Schitto
Music: Bruno Coulais
Producers: Thomas Kufus, Volker Schlöndorff
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 87΄

Volker Schlöndorff


1979 Die Blechtrommel | The Tin Drum
1985 Death of a Salesman 
1991 Voyager
2011 Calm at Sea
2022 The Forest Maker