A film by Daniel Zimmerman | 2018 | 106 minutes

Deep inside a pristine forest, we hear the sudden sound of a chainsaw sending a fir tree to the ground. So begins this magnificent, formally adventurous documentary. Entirely comprised of thirteen 360° panning shots, Walden follows the tree’s lumber from its harvest in the Austrian wilderness around the globe, as it slowly makes its way across towns, ports, and continents. Each shot corresponding to a stage in the process. Breathtakingly photographed, WALDEN is a grand puzzle of our world coming wondrously together before our eyes.


“A striking debut. A formally impressive rumination on subjects such as globalization and nature versus man that uses camerawork and editing to turn the film into something almost as surreal as the subjects it explores…. Remarkable for its precise choreography… Deserves to be seen on as wide a screen as possible.”
– Hollywood Reporter