Cry of the Forests - Global Indie Film Fest

Cry of the Forests - A Western Australian Story

WA’s south-west forests are part of one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet and are recognised for their ability to capture and store carbon. They are vital to slowing run-away climate change yet instead of preserving them we are cutting them down at an alarming rate for charcoal, firewood and woodchips. Forests play a crucial role in the water cycle but the streams that once bubbled through these ecological communities are drying up and the critical habitat they provide for endangered species is shrinking.
Cry of the Forests takes viewers to the heart of the forests to see first-hand the beauty of these towering ecosystems and the life they support. We meet the activists armed with go-pros and dressed in camouflage gear risking their lives to bear witness to the logging and we meet traditional custodians, tourist operators & farmers on the frontline of the battle to protect our forests.

Cry of the Forests - A Western Australian Story film poster

Film Credits


Jane Hammond

Jane Hammond is an Australian documentary filmmaker who has spent more than 25 years as a journalist. She specializes in stories of environmental justice, social affairs, science and politics. In 2012 she took redundancy from The West Australian newspaper and went back to university to learn the art of filmmaking. She completed a Masters of Professional Communications at Edith Cowan University in Perth doing her final units of study at the WA Screen Academy in 2016.
A Crude Injustice is Jane’s second half-hour documentary and follows A Fractured State which was released in November 2016. Jane lives in the Fremantle area of Western Australia with her husband Shane and their three adult children.


Jane Hammond - Writer
Jane Hammond - Producer

Key Cast

Kelton Pell - “Narrator”


Genré: Environment, Climate Change
Runtime: 54 minutes 29 seconds
Country of Origin: Australia

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