Environmental activists set out like spies to expose the illegal trade in timber from Europe's forests, which are being ruthlessly cut down for money and power.
Over 20 million cubic meters of wood are illegally harvested from Europe's forests every year. But where do the trees end up, and where do the proceeds from the sale, which amount to more than 100 billion dollars, go? Logging encroaches on the Russian taiga, one of the last natural habitats of the endangered Siberian tiger, and goes to anonymous factories in China and to the USA, where it is widely sold as dubious flooring goods. It is also affecting Romanian national parks, where the timber is processed by Austrian traders, and is reaching into the jungles of Peru. But Alexander von Bismarck, an activist and head of the Environmental Investigation Agency in Washington, DC, sets out with his team as an undercover agent with a hidden camera to expose these companies.
Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger
Romanian, English, Russian, Spanish
Ebba Sinzinger, Vincent Lucassen, Thomas Tielsch, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Adrian Sitaru
WILDart FILM sa Filmtank (D), 4Proof Film (RO)
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