Emergence Magazine

Time Travel in Britain’s Lost Rainforests

by Hugh Hartford

Regenerative forester John Williamson earns his living in the ancient woodlands of the UK’s Teign Valley. As he coppices trees and makes charcoal on lands that have been carefully tended by generations of people for thousands of years, he comes to exist within a deeper understanding of time—one guided by the 400-year cycles of England’s last remaining rainforests.

Director, Cinematographer, & Editor

Hugh Hartford is a producer and director whose credits include the feature films Thank You for the Rain and Ping Pong. His films have screened at festivals, including Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, DOK.fest, Palm Springs IFF, Zanzibar IFF, as well as at the UN, The Hague, and the UK Parliament.


Directed by Hugh Hartford
Filmed by Hugh Hartford
Additional Cinematography by Anson Hartford
Executive Producer Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Edited by Hugh Hartford
Music by Children of the Drone

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