Hadwin's Judgement

Directed by: Sasha Snow
88 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Fri 2nd Oct 19:00
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Sat 3rd Oct 13:05
2nd Screening

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Thomas Grant Hadwin was a logger working in British Columbia, in some of the oldest and most incredible forest systems on planet Earth. His job was to find the biggest, oldest, most valuable trees and figure out ways of getting them into a sawmill, and he was one of the best: fast, fit and owner of an encyclopaedic knowledge of the forest. Hadwin was also blessed with an appreciation for and connection to nature that is seldom seen in our today’s world. The destructive strategies of his employers led him to start writing letters to his manager; letters turned into heated arguments, and arguments into an obsessive one-man campaign that culminated in a sacrilegious act of vandalism that would turn Hadwin into a hate figure. Sasha Snow’s documentary tells this incredible story with a mix of interviews and well-directed fictional footage that helps bring the events, and Grant Hadwin’s character, to life. The film feels solidly rooted in its natural background, showcasing spectacular shots of the British Columbian wilderness. Whatever his actions, Hadwin’s message of respect for nature and sustainable living echoes loudly through ‘Hadwin’s Judgement’. We would be wise to heed it.
Runtime
88 min
Director(s)
Sasha Snow
Writer(s)
Sasha Snow
Producer(s)
David Allen
David Christensen
Elizabeth Yake
DoP(s)
Simon Schneider
Simon Schneider
Sasha Snow
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Cast
Douglas Chapman
Herb Hammond
John Vaillant