Cinéfest: Tissue, ecology and a love story about a forest

By Jenny Lamothe
Sudbury.com
September 16, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Premiering at Cinéfest this Sunday, Michael Zelniker set out to make a movie about the impact of toilet paper manufacturing on Canada’s boreal forest. …Zelniker has spent his life dedicated to film, television and theatre. But his newest project, which will premiere at Cinéfest Sudbury on Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m., is more about his dedication to the environment. The Issue with Tissue: A boreal love story began as a look into a situation Zelniker was deeply troubled by, the act of cutting a vast number of trees in the boreal forests to be used predominantly for toilet paper. But as he began documenting the situation, travelling across the country, learning and filming as he went, the theme changed. “The movie is no longer about toilet paper, it is what I call the most obscene illustration for what’s gone wrong,” Zelniker told Sudbury.com. 

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