The Giants, Bob Brown documentary – need to know

Everything you need to know ahead of watching the new Bob Brown documentary, coming to streaming this month.

What is it?

As per the documentary website: The Giants is a long overdue biopic of environmentalist Bob Brown, a National Living Treasure, the first openly gay member of parliament in Australia and leader of the world’s first Green party. It’s also about the life of trees, which scientists are only starting to understand. The film goes from Bob’s story to the trees’ story – revealing just how closely intertwined they are. It’s a joyous exploration of the forest delivered in a new, creative and awe-inspiring way.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites