Jacob Andrén, an ordinary young man, is thinking back upon his days in primary school. He is wondering about what happened to all those trees that he and his classmates bought after raising money on a flea market. They received a certificate, he recalls. But that was almost 20 years ago.
Did their effort really make a difference?

Jacob decides to investigate the case, and he starts looking for the old certificate but it is hard to trace. While searching, he is told that another 400,000 Swedish kids have bought rainforest as well, and even more kids in other countries.
But what defines a rainforest, really? And what threats are they facing today, compared to 20 years ago? And most importantly: Is the forest still there? And in that case: Where? These questions arise, and he wants to find the answers.

Jacob manages to find his old teacher from primary school, who locates his forest in Costa Rica. She tells him that the forest was said to be protected forever, but she is only a teacher and cannot promise him that it is still there. This is when Jacob decides to go tracing his trees.
This film gives people knowledge of the rain forest and shows that one human can indeed make a change. This is a different, amusing and vivid film about the journey and its consequences, about being an ordinary, unwitting person who dares to make a difference.
I bought a rainforest shows that individual action can make a difference, it is at the same time a reflection on the freedom of childhood and about using that inspiration to make a change.

 

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Screenings

I bought a rainorest - Millenium International DocumentaryFilm Festival

Brussels, Belgium

2012.04.17 - 2012.05.05
I bought a rainforest - YLE FST5 Broadcast

YLE, Finland

2012.01.31
I bought a rainforest - CNEX Campus Tour

Hong Kong, China

2011.11.01 - 2011.12.31
I bought a rainforest - Ecology Film Festival

Oradea, Romania

2011.10.27 - 2011.10.30
I bought a rainforest - Environmental Film Festival Melbourne 2011

Melbourne, Australia

2011.10.11 - 2011.10.16
I bought a rainforest - Kultur Dag Natt

Jönköping, Sweden

2011.09.20
I bought a rainforest - Kinookus (Cinetaste)

Dubrovnik, Croatia

2011.09.14 - 2011.09.19
Rainforest - Festival Sembrando Valores 2011

Peru

2011.06.15 - 2011.06.21
Rainforest - CINEMAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

Torino, Italy

2011.05.31 - 2011.06.05
RAINFOREST, Planete Doc Film Festival

Warszawa, Poland

2011.05.06 - 2011.05.15
Rainforest Eco Camp Festival

Petrozavodsk, Russia

2011.05.01 - 2011.05.08
RAINFOREST, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Sebastopol, CA, USA

2011.03.18 - 2011.03.20
RAINFOREST, One World Film Festival

Prague, Czech Republic

2011.03.08 - 2011.03.17
RAINFOREST, Moscow Environmental Film Festival EcoCup

Moscow, Russia

2011.02.24 - 2011.02.28
RAINFOREST, Festival du film vert

L'Orient, Schweiz

2011.02.18 - 2011.02.27
RAINFOREST, Princeton Environmental Film Festival

Princeton, NJ, USA

2011.01.13 - 2011.01.23
RAINFOREST, OSD DOC Östersunds Dokumentärfilmsfestival

Östersund, Sweden

2010.11.27 - 2010.11.28
RAINFOREST, CNEX Documentary Film Festival

Taiwan

2010.10.28 - 2010.11.07
RAINFOREST, YLE Televison
2010.10.26
RAINFOREST, YLE Televison

Finland

2010.10.24
RAINFOREST, Dunkers Kulturhus

Helsingborg, Sweden

2010.10.21
RAINFOREST, Bio Rio

Tomelilla, Sweden

2010.10.20
RAINFOREST, Cinema Borgen

Osby, Sweden

2010.10.19
RAINFOREST, Bian Cinema

Eslöv, Sweden

2010.10.18
RAINFOREST, Barrie Film Festival

Barrie, ON, Canada

2010.10.15 - 2010.10.24
RAINFOREST, TJUGO5 Chindren Film festival

Umeå, Sweden

2010.10.11 - 2010.10.15
RAINFOREST, Latinamerika i Fokus Filmfestival

Malmö, Sweden

2010.09.27 - 2010.10.05
RAINFOREST Nordisk Panorama 5 cities Film Festival

Bergen, Norway

2010.09.24 - 2010.09.29
RAINFOREST, Skurups Folkhögskola

Skurup, Sweden

2010.05.20
RAINFOREST, Hot Docs

Toronto, Canada

2010.04.29 - 2010.05.09
RAINFOREST, Skolbiodagen

Stockholm, Sweden

2010.04.23
RAINFOREST, Stockholm Filmfestival Junior

Stockholm, Sweden

2010.04.19 - 2010.04.24
RAINFOREST, Biograf Spegeln

Malmö, Sweden

2010.03.25
RAINFOREST, BUFF Filmfestival

Malmö, Sweden

2010.03.16 - 2010.03.20
RAINFOREST, Skolbiodagen

Malmö, Sweden

2010.03.14
RAINFOREST, Tempo Dokumentärfilmsfestival

Stockholm, Sweden

2010.03.10 - 2010.03.14
RAINFOREST, Biograf Spegeln

Malmö, Sweden

2010.03.05 - 2010.03.11
RAINFOREST, Kino bio

Lund, Sweden

2010.03.05 - 2010.03.11
RAINFOREST, DocLounge Lund

Lund, Sweden

2010.03.02
RAINFOREST, Biograf Spegeln Pressvisning

Malmö, Sweden

2010.03.02
RAINFOREST, Hagabion

Göteborg, Sweden

2010.02.26 - 2010.03.05
RAINFOREST, Hagabion Pressvisning

Göteborg, Sweden

2010.02.24
RAINFOREST, DocLounge Malmö

Malmö, Sweden

2010.02.22
RAINFOREST, DocLouge Göteborg

Göteborg, Sweden

2010.02.16
RAINFOREST, Skolbiodagen

Göteborg, Sweden

2010.02.03
"Rainforest" Göteborgs Int. Filmfestival

Gothenbourg, Sweden

2010.01.29 - 2010.02.08