Lumberjack Lives

British Colombia, Canada. Life here is all about the forest. At the heart of the economy is the wood that teams of lumberjacks cut from the immense forest. Their job is a dangerous one: if they don’t take it seriously, it could take their lives.

We join the men as they battle 6 metre wide trees, 200km an hour winds and a slippy terrain that is also home to grisly bears. They put their lives on the line but they would not want to do anything else.

After being cut down the enormous logs must be transported on a tugboat across an unforgiving sea. We follow the journey of the trees from forest to factory. A rare glimpse at some stunning Great White North landscapes and one of the toughest jobs on the planet.


  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Via Decouvertes
  • Director: Vincent Perazio
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


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