KEC Presents: A Virtual Discussion featuring two movies

Two films you can view & join our online discussion on Sunday, March 22

We hope many of you will join us at 3PM this Sunday.  Even if you can’t, please take some time and view these film as you are able.  They’re wonderful films! We’re asking those who would like to join us for the discussion to send an email request to and we’ll email you the Zoom Link – (Zoom is an online video or phone conference platform).

Intelligent Trees posterSuzanne Simard’s Intelligent Trees

Trees are so much more than rows of wood waiting to be turned into furniture, buildings or firewood. They are more than organisms producing oxygen or cleaning the air for us. They are individual beings that have feelings, know friendship have a common language and look after each other. This documentary explores the various ways that trees communicate with each other- from a forester’s observations as well as through the microscope of a scientist.

The film centers around the groundbreaking scientific discoveries that Suzanne Simard has been making in the Canadian Wilderness since the 1990s and that seem to be valid for all natural forests around the world. It is amazing!

Click this link to watch the movie

You can also rent the movie from Amazon or search look on Amazon, and type in “Intelligent Trees” under movies.  Rental on Amazon is $7.99

BEHIND THE EMERALD CURTAINan encore viewing Behind the Emerald Curtain poster

This film, first shown by KEC in 2019, reveals the harm happening all over western Oregon from logging on private timberland. Water contaminated, people breathing in pesticides, watersheds 80 to 90 percent clear-cut — these are the stories from Behind the Emerald Curtain.

Meet Kate Taylor, who moved to Rockaway Beach to start a business and found out her drinking water was contaminated. Listen to Maia recount her experience of breathing herbicides inside her home and collapsing into a seizure. See the clearcuts, watch the herbicides drift, hear the stories that matter. Behind the Emerald Curtain was produced by Pacific Rivers and North Fork Studios.

Click this link to watch the movie

Thank you all!  We hope you’ll join us on our new adventure!