The Future is Rotten

  • Short Films + Docs
  • 2021
  • English
  • Documentary

The rare fungi appear in troubled and depleted forests, collaborating with trees to help each other grow through mutual collaboration. Humans continue to be stumped on how to cultivate these rare and valuable mushrooms and voices urging the U.S. Forest Service to change its fire fighting laws are growing. Characters from Oregon and Northern California invite us into a forest, a mushroom farm, and a kitchen to demonstrate what happens when we collaborate and share the greater value found right under our feet - the mushrooms that help to preserve our ecosystem and are still delicious on our plates. Documentary Short completed 2020 Writer, Director & Producer: Nancy Dionne