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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 76 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2015
Available in French: No

Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Love Thy Nature vividly illustrates how we've lost touch with nature and presents a compelling case that reconnecting with the natural world is the key to improving personal health and ensuring our survival on earth.

Traversing the globe, the film celebrates the dazzling natural spectacles of our planet, while also revealing how a deeper connection with nature can transform each of us and inspire us to restore endangered ecosystems, as well as the human family.

Liam Neeson provides the voice of Homo Sapiens — our collective humankind — reflecting on how in the past several thousand years we have become separate from nature, believing we were meant to subdue it. The film especially traces the disconnect between humans and nature from the agrarian and industrial revolutions to the digital revolution. This disconnect has disrupted billions of years of evolution, leading to a mass extinction of species and threatening the very survival of the human race.

With the help of a variety of experts, the film highlights the restorative power of nature and several hopeful new developments. The emerging science of biomimicry emulates and borrows from nature’s designs rather than simply harvesting its raw materials. In the medical field, doctors are unveiling new findings on the role of nature in sustaining and healing the human body, and have discovered that spending time in nature can promote personal health and emotional stability.
 
Ultimately, Love Thy Nature shows how a renewed connection with nature is key both to improving our well-being and to solving our environmental crisis, and proposes some simple ways to make nature a bigger part of our lives.

AMONG THE EXPERTS FEATURED IN THE FILM:
• Dayna Baumeister, PhD, Co-Founder, Biomimicry Institute
• Brian Swimme, PhD, Cosmologist and Author
• Andy Lipkis, Founder, TreePeople
• Duane Elgin, Author and NASA Consultant
• Stephen R. Kellert, PhD, Professor of Social Ecology, Yale University
• Evon Peter, Indigenous Leader, University of Alaska
• Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, Psychiatrist and Author
• Jay Harman, Biomimicry Inventor
• Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, Evolutionary Biologist
• Philip Barr, MD
• Alex Zaphiris, MD
 
TWO SHORTER VERSIONS INCLUDED:
25 and 59 minutes
Ideal for use in classrooms or other settings to help students understand the value of experiencing nature and encourage them to get outside.
 
"Love Thy Nature draws connections between sensory overload, unhealthy foods, and windowless work spaces to disease, lower IQs in children, and depression. It promotes the goal of building nature into everyday experiences - from places of learning and work to hospitals and homes.”  – Marcia G. Yerman, The Huffington Post

Awards:
Best Documentary, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature, Honolulu Film Awards
Audience Award Best Documentary, Indie Spirit Film Festival
Best of Show, Cinema Verde Film Festival
Best Social Benefit Doc, Eugene Int’l Film Festival
Best of Show Documentary Feature, IndieFEST Film Awards
Platinum Award Documentary, International Movie Awards
Platinum Award Cinematography, International Indie Film Awards
Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award, IndieFest Film Awards
Outstanding Merit Award Best Cinematography, Richmond Int’l Film Festival
 
 


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