85 min


Life and Death of a Christmas Tree

Kalėdų eglutės gyvenimas ir mirtis

Directing: Arturas Jevdokimovas


80 percent of European Christmas trees are grown from the seeds collected in the small Georgian region.
This social drama is an observation of Danish and Georgian communities in Christmas tree businesses. We experience the joys and sorrows of the local people and witness differences and similarities between cultures. The seeds are harvested every autumn in Georgia, and then sold to the Danish, who grow the seedlings for 7 years to sell them across Europe. The Georgian firs grow as tall as 60 meters, and in order to reach the best cones, the pickers have to climb to the very top. Sometimes they lose their balance and fall.


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