The Giants co-director Rachael Antony: ‘this is a film about being alive’

Australian environmentalist Bob Brown and trees are intertwined in this urgent, beautiful documentary.

The Giants, in cinemas this month, is a biopic of iconic environmentalist Bob Brown, the first openly gay member of parliament in Australia and leader of the world’s first Green party. It’s also very much about the life of trees, and promises ‘a joyous exploration of the forest delivered in a new, creative and awe-inspiring way’. We spoke to the film’s co-director Rachael Antony.

Hi Rachael, where and when did this film start for you? 

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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