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Polish film asks whether porn can save the jungle

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Nick Hodge 22.11.2012 09:27
An award-winning Polish documentary about Nordic environmentalists who use pornography to promote their cause goes on general release on Friday.

Director Michal Marczak (L): photo - Polish Radio/Wojciech Kusinski

F**k for Forest (Polish release title is unexpurgated) follows the exploits of the eccentric Norwegian collective of the same name.

“This was the most difficult research of my life,” revealed director Michal Marczak in an interview with Polish Radio.

“Before I started making the film I familiarised myself with the work of the F**k for Forest group, which raises money for nature conservation by selling its own amateur porn movies,” he elaborated.

“It was not easy for me to wade through all that material, because, to put it delicately, these are not my artistic tastes,” he joked.

The film focuses on young Norwegian Danny, who joins the group on a mission to buy a tract of the Amazonian jungle so as to return it to the native Indians.

However, having crossed the ocean, not everything pans out as planned when the group reaches the jungle.

F**k for Forest won the main prize for Best Documentary Film at this autumn's Warsaw Film Festival, and it has been invited to the Rotterdam Film Festival and New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

The documentary is also set to go on release in the UK, Germany and Norway. (nh)

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