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In December 1997, Julia Hill climbed a 1000-year-old redwood tree vowing to not come down until it was saved from being clear-cut. Butterfly is available to watch online now.

Filmmaker Interviews

Doug Wolens describes how the overarching theme of his film Butterfly changed over the course of filming.

  • Updated on March 24, 2015

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Film Information

Butterfly (53 min.)

Premiere Date: June 30, 2000

Streaming Dates: Expired

Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Doug Wolens Bio | Interview


Doug Wolens
Doug Wolens

Critical Acclaim

Through the film there's no narration or interviewer; the viewer just goes along, chronologically, for the ride with Hill. Regardless of what you think about cutting down old growth forests, another theme comes through: passion.”

— Diane Eicher, Denver Post

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