Reviews


RED FOREST HOTEL ON XXI MAGAZINE

The Red Forest Hotel has been made into a beautifully illustrated story of 12 pages. To see it yourself, get hold of the XXI magazine, issue 24 (Autumn 2013). The magazine is distributed in France and Belgium.


RESPONSE TO STORA ENSO BULLETIN

We have published a response letter to a bulletin which Stora Enso has been sending to all its stakeholders and people watching the Red Forest Hotel. It comments on the the long-awaited UNDP report which Stora Enso claimed to exonerate the Guangxi project, and poses some questions that the company has not so far been able to answer. Read the letter here!

NGO'S LOOK TO UNITED NATIONS FOR ADDRESSING STORA ENSO'S HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN CHINA

Eleven International NGO´s file complaint to UN Human Rights Council about Stora Enso's land acquisitions. UN Global Compact requires Stora Enso to respond to allegations by 11 April. Read more -->


UPCOMING SCREENINGS

ESTONIA Red Forest Hotel at Nordic Look 2013 on Thursday!

CANADA. Red Forest Hotel at BANFF World Media Festival in Canada June 9-12.

FRANCE The International Human Rights Film Festival in Paris 5-12 February 2013. Red Forest Hotel is screened on Mon 11 Feb at 13.30 and Tu 12 Feb at 20.35.

SWITZERLAND
Red Forest Hotel also appears at the Festival du Film Vert in Geneva on 24th February at 18.45 (Maison des Arts du Grütli) Festival du Film Vert


HOLME AWARD 2012 TO YANG ZAIXIN AND SU TIANJIN


Welcome to join our tour with "Red Forest Hotel" (Den tysta skogen) documentary screenings and discussion events in Sweden. The tour is organised to answer the demand by citizens, students and universities to see the film in Sweden, and to celebrate Stella Bianca's decision to give this year's Holme award to the documentary's two main characters, lawyer Yang Zaixin and farmer Su Tianjin.

Read more -->



LAWYER YANG ZAIXIN HAS BEEN RELEASED

Today, on 14 September we received information that lawyer Yang Zaixin has been released. He arrived home yesterday on 13 September 2012 at 2pm.


Lawyer Yang Zaixin has become internationally known from the documentary film Red Forest Hotel as the person who first revealed violence and environmental problems related to the plantation and pulp mill project of forestry company Stora Enso in Guangxi, China.


Yang Zaixin was first imprisoned for nine months, and after Stora Enso announced their investment decision in March 2012, he was moved to house arrest for what would amount to six months. He spoke today on the phone with Red Forest Hotel director Mika Koskinen. According to Yang Zaixin, no court instance was willing to handle the made-up charges against him - thus he had to be released after having spent the maximum time in pretrial detention and house arrest. Yang Zaixin expressed his gratitude for all the support he has received. He plans to first take a little rest and then continue his work as lawyer.


DOCSDF IN MEXICO

Red Forest Hotel will be screened at the DocsDF-film festival in México, 8-18 Nov 2012. Screenings on 9,10 and 11 November. Read more at DocsDF -->


RED FOREST HOTEL AT MILAN FILM FEST

Red Forest Hotel will be opening the State (T)error category at the Milano film festival on 12 September 2012! Read more -->


RELEASE LAWYER YANG ZAIXIN. HALT PULP MILL PLANS IN BEIHAI.

SIGN the petition HERE and send the link to your friends. Petition in Finnish can be signed HERE .

RELEASE LAWYER YANG ZAIXIN. HALT PULP MILL PLANS IN BEIHAI.

Chinese lawyer Yang Zaixin has been imprisoned in Beihai, Southern China since June 2011. We demand that the Finnish government and officials and forestry company Stora Enso take action to end his unjust imprisonment. Read more...>>>

SCREENING IN BELFAST

A special screening of Red Forest Hotel in Belfast will be held during Yellow Fever Film Festival at Stormont Hotel, Sunday 9 September at 12:30 pm.

ARTOVA FILM FESTIVAL IN HELSINKI

Red Forest Hotel was selected to the feature length -category at Artova Film Festival 7-8 September 2012. Winner is announced on Saturday 8 Sept. at 12.00 AFF website -->


RED FOREST HOTEL IN MONTERREY FILM FESTIVAL

"El Hotel del Bosque Rojo" participates in the Monterrey International Film Festival in Mexico on August 16-26. Read more >>


STORA ENSO WINS GREENWASHING PRIZE

The "Swedish Greenwashing Prize of 2012" was awarded for Stora Enso by Friends of the Earth Sweden. Stora Enso beat other candidates such as IKEA and FSC in the vote. Friends of the Earth Sweden mentions the company's monoculture plantations and environmental crimes in Brazil, as well as violations of environmental and human rights in China. Read more


PALIC FILM FESTIVAL IN SERBIA

European Film Festival Palić in Serbia July 14-20. Red Forest Hotel will be screened on July 15. Read more .


"DEN TYSTA SKOGEN" ON SWEDISH TV 20 MAY 2012

Red Forest Hotel (Den tysta skogen) is aired on Swedish SVT2 on Sunday, 20th May at 22.00. "Svensk-finska skogsjätten Stora Enso planerar en ny massafabrik i Kina. Men i skuggan av den gigantiska investeringen finns rykten om våld mot lokalbefolkningen, markstölder och miljöproblem." Read on SVT.


FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS IN EUROPE

Red Forest Hotel will soon appear in these European film festivals:

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (March 6-15). Screenings were sold out!

Stockholm: DocLounge 3. April at 18.00.

London: Dochouse on April 12. UK Premiere + panel discussion with Green Politics Expert Larry Lohmann and Senior China Advisor of Global Witness Lizzie Parsons.


Petrozavodsk, Russia: Barents Ecology Film Festival BEFF 18-22. April 2012

Leuven, Belgium: Docville International Documentary Festival 27.April - 5 May 2012

Planete Doc-festival in Warsaw, Poland, May 11-20.

Brussels, Belgium: One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 17-26 May, 2012


SCREENINGS IN FINLAND

The Finnish version of the film is running in various cinemas across the country in January. See here for times & places.

2011/12/08RED FOREST HOTEL SELECTED TO DOCPOINT 2012

Red Forest Hotel has been selected to Docpoint, Helsinki Documentary Film Festival.

"Also this year the jury put weight on the originality of the films as well as on the directors' ability to view things anew. All selected films deal with international subjects: the film makers are interested in other countries' conditions and in Finland's global role in the world economy."

Screening: Tuesday Jan 24 20.30 in Maxim 2.

2011/11/29MOVIE THEATRE PREMIERE

Date for movie theatre premiere in Finland is 2012/01/13.


2011/11/10RED FOREST HOTEL WORLD PREMIERE AND SCREENINGS AT THE IDFA

Red Forest Hotel will have its World Premiere on 20 November 2011, at the 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The film participates in the IDFA Competition for Green Screen Documentary... Read more >>


2011/10/31/PREMIERE & PANEL DISCUSSION

"Red Forest Hotel" will premiere at IDFA festival in Amsterdam, taking place from 16-27 November 2011. http://www.idfa.nl/nl/Festival.aspx... Read more >>