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InnoRenew CoE prepared documentaries about wood

InnoRenew CoE, in cooperation with the University of Primorska and the public agency Spirit Slovenia, produced two educational documentaries, Knocking on wood and Living for wood. The aim of both films is to raise awareness among the Slovenian public about Slovenia’s wealth with wood, the use of wood for high added value products and its enormous social and environmental benefits. In addition, wood is important for the development of the Slovenian economy and the creation of green jobs.

The first film, Knocking on wood, is an inspiring film that highlights the use and sustainability of wood and its impact on the environment. Wood is an extremely useful and versatile material that allows us to create a wide variety of products. Slovenia boasts an abundance of forests which, in addition to being a source of timber, contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and the mitigation of climate change. Wooden buildings, surfaces and furniture contribute to sustainable construction and the aesthetic environment. Wood products are used in food, games, recreation and fashion accessories. Wood represents a major economic employment potential for people. The film guides us through the basic properties of wood and promotes responsible management of natural resources. Wood is key to creating durable and sustainable products and protecting the environment. It inspires us to contribute to the conservation and use of wood to build a more sustainable and green future.

Wood processing is a very important activity for Slovenia, as a large part of the population depends on it, and the use of wood products is one of the easiest paths to a sustainable society. We have a long tradition in this field, a well-established classical craft and industry, and scientists are working to equip the industry with the knowledge to succeed in the 21st century. The second film, Living for wood, presents a vivid range of wood-related professions, from traditional occupations such as forestry, sawmilling, carpentry, parquet flooring and restoration. Wood offers an opportunity for innovative entrepreneurship and success in wood processing, as demonstrated by the stories of young individuals with the right education, skills, motivation and interdisciplinary approach. Interdisciplinarity is key in working with wood, as it allows knowledge to be transferred between different disciplines and challenges to be tackled by top scientists who are pushing the boundaries of wood’s usefulness with new insights.

Both educational documentaries will be broadcast on the national television RTV next week, according to the following schedule:

  • Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 17:15, TVS1, Knocking on wood
  • Wednesday 17 May 2023, 23:55, TVS1, Knocking on wood
  • Thursday 18 May 2023, 12:45, TVS2, Knocking on wood
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023, 19:20, TVS2, Knocking on wood
  • Wednesday 24 May 2023, 17:15, TVS1, Living for wood
  • Wednesday 24 May 2023, 23:20, TVS1, Living for wood
  • Thursday 25 May 2023, 9:45, on TVS2, Living for wood
  • Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 19:15, TVS2, Living for wood

The film was shot and produced by Warehouse Collective and directed by Damjan Muhič from the University of Primorska.

You are kindly invited to watch!