“Tree Woman” tells the amazing story of 24 year-old Julia Butterfly Hill, who risked her life to save a 1500 year-old Redwood tree in Northern California. The tree she calls “Luna” was scheduled for destruction when Julia climbed up 180 feet and refused to come down for over two years. Her resistance against one of the biggest lumber companies in North America inspired a dramatic standoff between residents and environmental activists against corporate lumber interest.
Tree Woman tells the story of Julia’s struggle that seems lost right from the beginning – until finally the corporation has to back down. The broadcast of “Tree Woman” on German TV ZDF resulted in ten thousands of letters to the TV station and Julia as well as substantial donations to her cause.