Magazine article Screen International

F*ck for Forest

Magazine article Screen International

F*ck for Forest

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Dir: Michael Marczak. Poland-Germany. 2012. 86mins

The hippies always believed that free love would help make the world a better place. Berlin charity Fuck For Forest has taken the concept a step further, and as this absorbing and at time genially oddball documentary recounts, set about raising funds for environmental causes by making and selling amateur porn on the internet.

The transition from their grungy but oddly fairy-tale Berlin headquarters through to the rainforest is where the film comes into its own.

The film, winner of the Best Feature Documentary at the Warsaw International Film Festival and which screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, follows the determined, naïve and gently exuberant antics of the key members of FFF as they roam Berlin looking for like-minded souls to engage in a little charity porn action.

Michael Marczak's film F*ck For Forest smartly never attempts to make a judgment on these neo-hippies as they embrace their concept with wide-eyed enthusiasm in the belief that their internet porn can help save tribal cultures in the Amazon.

The four key members of group, Leona Johansson, Tommy Hol Ellingsen, Natty Mandeau and Danny Devero (along with enthusiastic supporter Kaajal Shetty), may well seem to live in a fantasy world (enhanced by plant-based psychedelic drugs), but they have actually also made some money...and the film follows them from Berlin through to a trip to the Amazon.

The transition from their grungy but oddly fairy-tale Berlin headquarters through to the rainforest is where the film comes into its own. …

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