Chris Cresci, Sam Price-Waldman
(USA, 2011, 14 min)
As clearcutting continues to ravage California’s coastal redwood region, Farmer, an environmental activist, decides to tree sit to defend the McKay Tract, near Eureka. AMONG GIANTS begins three years into the McKay tree-sit. Stuck on his tiny platform a hundred feet up in the ancient redwood canopy, Farmer must battle the elements and avoid isolation as he fights for a sustainable future.
In August 2011, Green Diamond Resource Company was granted on extension on their plan to clearcut the McKay Tract. Farmer’s dedication to protect the grove of old-growth redwoods and endangered species is now more important than ever.