Now in his 87th year, Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin has dedicated over three decades to preserving and regenerating native plants and palms on a 19-acre site, Merwin Conservancy, on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. Even Though The Whole World Is Burning is an intimate portrait of a man who is often called a “national treasure.”

Directed by Stefan Schaefer. Produced by Stefan Schaefer, Williams Cole and Karen Bouris.


Even Though the Whole World is Burning

2014 US 82 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary
Topic: Sustainable Living, Wildlife