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'Musicwood' Film Follows Acoustic Guitar-Makers' Struggle To Preserve Rare Forest

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Some of the world's most famous acoustic guitar-makers have come together to preserve the source of the wood in their iconic instruments. "Musicwood" follows the craftsmen behind Taylor, Martin and Gibson guitars into the forests of Southeast Alaska to negotiate with Native American logging companies.

In its Connecticut premiere, "Musicwood" will be screened at 6:30 p.m. ET on Monday, April 8 as part of the 2013 Yale Environmental Film Festival. At that time, you can watch a livestream of the film above, preceding a panel discussion with filmmaker Maxine Trump.

According to the film's website:

["Musicwood"] begins with the startling revelation that Native American corporations are clear-cutting vast acres of primeval forest. They are logging the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world and the largest reserve of old growth trees in the USA. If logging doesn’t change, the guitar will run out of Sitka Spruce in 10 years time.


Watch a trailer for "Musicwood" below. Learn more about the 2013 Yale Environmental Film Festival here and share your questions for the panelists by tweeting with #EFFY5 or commenting on YouTube.

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