We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, PLANETARY is a cross-continental cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. A poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective, the film asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us. In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan. Intimate interviews with renowned experts include astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.

Directed by Guy Reid. Written and edited by Steve Watts Kennedy. Produced by Christoph Ferstad, Guy Reid and Steve Watts Kennedy. Executive Producers: Paul Hawken and Stephen Apkon. Featuring contributions from astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison and an original score by Human Suits. The debut feature from Planetary Collective in association with Reconsider.


2015 GB 85 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary, Watch Now
Topic: Climate Change, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living

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