Moving the Giants

Showing In

Keep it Wild Shorts
Roxie Theater Sun, Apr 17, 2016 1:00 PM

Short films about the people protecting our wild spaces and the landscapes that inspire them.

Film Info
Director:Michael Ramsey
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Climate Change
Keep it Wild
Running Time:11 min.


In 1991, arborist David Milarch had a near-death experience that inspired a personal quest to reforest our planet. He would harvest the genetics of the world's oldest trees, initiate tree-planting efforts to combat climate change, and help restore the planet's health. Remarkably, he has been doing just that. Moving the Giants tells David's story, as he helps California coastal redwoods migrate northward to survive climate changes that threaten their current habitat. His is one path to promote "treequestration," a mass movement to use one of nature's most prolific methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the amount of future climate change.

DISCUSSION WITH: Michael Ramsey, director.

Part of our Keep It Wild shorts program - a collection of wild stories that venture into our magnificent outdoor spaces and the lives of people dedicated to protecting them.

Additional Information

Michael Ramsey is an American filmmaker and owner of Spoken Image, a small production company based in Boulder, Colorado. Michael splits his time between producing conservation films, directing ad campaigns and adventuring with his seven year old son, Oliver. Michael has begun production on a feature length documentary based on the book, The Man Who Planted Trees by New York Times science writer Jim Robbins. Ramsey's team is exploring innovative ways to turn film into action. The Man Who Planted Trees will include a coordinated campaign with the hopes of helping people and organizations get millions of trees planted as soon as possible.