Award Winning and Critically Acclaimed


“With production values quite as good as any Oscar-nominated movie, 

the cinematography, sound, lighting, and editing are all reasons to see this compelling film”

– Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle, The Resident Magazine, CT

Official Trailer 


A Film by Glenn Axford and Marjolaine Forest
Written and Presented by Chad Cornell
Produced by Boreal Night Films 
Directed by Glenn Axford & Marjolaine Forest
Cinematography & Sound by Glenn Axford
Narrated by Marjolaine Forest
Music By Chris Van Horne, Glen Tarachov, Christian Andersson, Chad Cornell
Featuring: Chad Cornell and Guests: Lama Karma Tsundulp Lodro, Dr. Terry Willard, Ron Bell
Language: English (with closed captions)

“Very nicely done, heartfelt and powerful.” – Dr. Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society.

“This is one of the few films I have seen that truly gives a sense of the magic of the human gathering of wild plant medicines. It captures the essence of the human relationship with plants, of our need of them, of their grace, and of their healing. I recommend it very highly. ” – Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of The Secret Teachings of Plants and Ensouling Language.


“Our Common Roots brings together the wisdom of the ages into a form that is very palatable for the current era of intelligent seekers. With beautiful cinematography, we are captivated by Chad’s gentle ways of introducing us to the wonders of the Boreal forest. By blending ancient teachings from around the world, first Nation Elder’s insights and Chad’s connection to the Land, we feel we are participating in a deep learning experience. He shows us the wonders of nature, the spirit of the plants and how they heal us. I can highly recommend this film to all, knowing it will introducing them to ideas that will serve them for a long time.” - Terry Willard, Cl.H., Ph.D, President of the Alberta Association of Herbal Practitioners, on the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.


“Truth! This is one of the most profound projects I’ve ever had the blessing of learning about. Well done!” – Dell Hambleton


“Beautiful Cinematography! Content of great importance!” - Andre Clement


“Cornell has a way of transmitting knowledge to the lay person and professionals alike that makes this film an integral part in the study or practice of all forms of healing” – Dr. S. Czajko, DTCM, RAc


“This film is beautifully made and shares some of the key concepts found in the ancient science and tradition of Ayurveda” – RANJIT RAI, B.A.M.S., M.D. (A.M.) – Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicine (India). Ayurvedic Practitioner, Lecturer and Therapist.

Reconnecting with the intelligence of the plant kingdom, and our global healing traditions might just be the most rewarding investment we can make – not only for ourselves, but also for our planet, and all future generations.


The film is a cinematic blend of nature, music, narration and plant walks covering healing plants and the holistic philosophy behind their use. It also takes a look at traditional healing cultures from around the world. Health and vitality can be achieved through integrating the best of both modern and traditional methods.

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