Private Project

Stories Happen in Forests

12 people. In the woods. Telling their stories... I hiked out into the forests of the Southeast to listen. What I found in the power of story and in our connections to the forests is more important now than ever. Forests hold our stories. Our history. Our dreams. Our strength. Our future. Humanity happens in forests. Stories happen in forests.

  • Amanda Rodriguez
  • Amanda Rodriguez
  • Dogwood Alliance
    Executive Producer
  • Andrea Desky
    Director of Photography
  • Andrea Desky
  • Dayna Reggero
    Impact Producer
    The Wood Thrush Connection, The Story We Want
  • Anthony Harden
  • Jonathan Edwards
    Second Camera
  • Jim Knuth
    Sound Engineer
  • Sami Grover
  • Gaia Herbs
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Connect Beyond Festival

    Official Selection
  • Real to Reel International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Fist Up Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Cat Fly Indie Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Impact Docs Awards

  • Southeast Regional Film Festival

Director Biography - Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda Rodriguez is a queer, first generation Cuban-American. She works in Asheville, NC as the Marketing Director for environmental nonprofit Dogwood Alliance. She holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, NC. Stories Happen in Forests is Amanda’s first film. A published poet and fiction writer, her work can be found in Germ Magazine, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Mud Season Review, Thoughtful Dog, Rigorous, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Change Seven, Cold Creek Review, The Acentos Review, Label Me Latina/o, Lou Lit Review, Scalawag, Indolent Books, and NILVX.

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