Dwindling forests, economic forces, special interest groups, environmental activists. We’ve seen plenty of these. The surprise of Musicwood is that the players aren’t necessarily taking their usual parts. This discussion-provoking movie looks at the clash of politics, ideology, power, rights, responsibilities and resources when Greenpeace alerts the Big Three of guitar manufacture that they may not be able to get Sitka spruce much longer. The reason? First Nations own a company with the right to log the Tongass National Forest any way they want. Some lovely music and scenery and an intriguing introduction to guitar crafting add artistic value.

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