Old Survivor Film Screening

Old Survivor Film Screening


In the 1850’s, fueled by the California Gold Rush, an ancient redwood forest was drastically logged to help build San Francisco. Yet one old tree was left behind.

Our new documentary highlights “Old Survivor”, the only remaining old-growth redwood in the East Bay hills, and tells the story of Oakland’s resilient, ecologically amazing, and now protected redwood forest.

Featuring Save the Redwoods League, the East Bay Regional Park District, and City of Oakland parklands, the film promotes outdoor recreation and open space networks, encourages stewardship, celebrates local history, and educates the viewer about redwood forest ecology.

Oakland Trails worked with filmmakers Emily Fraser (who co-directed our previous film, Trailhead2015) and Nicholas Berger. Runtime is 22 minutes.

The World Premiere was a free event for Oakland Trails members and special guests, and simultaneously served as Save the Redwood League’s Centennial Celebration in Oakland. Held at the Chabot Space & Science Center on the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2018, partners and community groups participated in the reception. We hosted 800 attendees over the course of the evening.

Event Info

  • Dates: January 31, 2019
  • Location: Piedmont Theater
  • Address: 4186 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Time: 5:15 PM
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