The planet is suffering from a series of crises: crises in the environment, society, economics, and ecology. There is also a crisis of perspective: how to place oneself in the context of life on earth; how to see our home in a larger worldview; how to justify our lifestyle choices in relation to our fragile planet. It can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate through these questions yet everyone is seeking the answers. What is required is a shift in culture, a new way to see our planet and each other and Planetary shows us how. Some of the greatest thinkers of our time offer insights on how to achieve a sustaining global society. With intimate interviews from renowned experts including 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, along with stunning cinematography and a remarkable soundtrack, Planetary shows us that the guidance we need comes from within. Planetary is the follow-up to the award-winning short film Overview, which captivated audiences with astronauts’ stories of what it means to see the Earth from space and is one of Vimeo’s most viewed videos with over 6.8 million views. (Dir. by Guy Reid, 2015, UK/USA, in English/Tibetan/Spanish with subtitles, 84 mins., Not Rated)
Special Earth Day Screening!