Aani and the Tree Huggers

By Media Matters Magazine

Pre-Julia Butterfly Hill, in rural nothern India of the 1970’s, the brave women of the Chipko Andolan (“Hug the Tree”) movement became one with the trees. Atkins zooms in on one woman and her community, capturing a sense of place and the spirit behind actions. . .Richly textured writing and images offer an articulation of the lives and energy of the women of the Chipko Andolan and the land they inhabit.