Set amongst the rugged forests and shorelines of the British Columbia, Silvicola is a tableau of the complex web of cultural and economic forces which compel and constrain modern forestry practices. A story told through the eyes of an eclectic mix of characters whose lives and livelihoods are intimately entangled with the forest. A study of both our connection and disconnection with the forest, the film demands a rethink of the divisions between natural and industrial worlds by spotlighting the hidden labour and logics of modern forestry.

“Director Jean-Philippe Marquis captures the destruction of woodlands through workers’ eyes” Madeline Lines, POV

Awards and Nominations

Hot Docs 2023 – John Kastner Award, Winner


Jean-Philippe Marquis



Film Details

2023, 80 min