– et dikt av Luna

Glede er grønt. Og kanskje litt sånn gult.

Fordi sola er gul. Glede lukter søtt! Lukter blomster.

Glede smaker friskt. Glede er en fruktshake.

Glede er mykt og kanskje litt sånn pelsete.

Glede er like stort som et helt land! Kanskje like stort som Norge.

Glede er en fin lyd. Som favorittsangen sin! Eller lyden av en bekk!

Glede er et gult piano. Glede er å lage kort til andre.

Glede er et fly! Høyt oppe og svevende.

For glede er en gepard med hvite vinger.

Som gjør alle rundt seg glade.

Og at alle slemme blir snille.


Reasoning, lost at first sight

Breath, grasping for a sense of peace

Ears, receptive to any sound vibration

Touch, heavenly reminder of warmth

Mind, overthinking and articulating

Thoughts, not finding their usual pathways

Feelings, screaming softly like windshield wipers

Eyes, lubricated and spongy

Words, trying to penetrate their way out through my glued lips

Destiny, working in mysterious ways

Eclipse, surrendering to a familiar emptiness


Is it really “green” and “environmentally smart” to use clearcutting methods in forestry? Or is it an outdated, inefficient and heavily carbon-emitting practice that does not belong in a world already struggling with forest fires and a climate crisis? A film on eco forestry and about ecological alternatives to clearcutting.

In spite of the Swedish forestry industry’s advertising campaigns that attempt to cast them in the role of “green heroes”, the sadness in the film’s director’s soul at the sight of a clear cut area is palpable. How is it possible to chop down an entire woods and still use labels such as “environmental care”?

In this film you’ll see a variety of people talk about their relationship with the forest. There’s the hands-on practical advice for ecological alternatives to clearcutting, there’s the scientific evidence of what clearcutting does, there’s the politician using spoken word to convey her message and there’s the front line testimony from a man who lives large parts of the year in the woods.

The starting point is the gut feeling from the filmmaker that clearcutting simply feels wrong. The ending is a beginning; an invitation into seeing the forest as a collaborating partner rather than this “thing” for humans to exploit. How would our view of the forest change if we stopped seeing it merely as an economic resource, and instead as an invitation to an ecological partnership?