The Plan & The Planet
SBS DVD | ISBN 9322225087590
Runtime: 152 minutes
Number of disks: 1
DVD region: 4 - Australia, NZ, Latin America
Member’s price: $22.46
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“The planet is threatened with destruction. Time is short but we still have a choice.
Whether we like it or not we are heading towards a profound change. The climate, population growth, species extinction, resource consumption etc are just running wild. We can deal with it and produce the change we want or we can let that change force itself upon us.
More and more people are becoming aware of these challenges and engage in different plans and initiatives in order to drive this development forward. In The Plan we'll get to know some of these people. Their stories, their thoughts, ideas and plans seem to be a part of something bigger. If all this initiative, creativity and optimism could be coordinated it might be possible to create a global movement powerful enough to change the world before it's too late.”
Is it true that the earth is a system disrupted beyond its normal limits? Are people the underlying cause of these changes? Is it really true that temperatures have risen and will continue to rise? Will natural disasters become ever more frequent and dangerous? Will climate refugees become the most common of all refugees? And, if all this is true, what will the world look like in the future? Can we affect developments or should we just adapt ourselves to the new world?
To find these answers, this far-reaching documentary goes beyond global warming to examine our entire planet and the climatic, geographical and anthropological changes we are experiencing right now. With visually stunning images, humor, animation, archival material and nature photography, the film features interviews with 29 of the world’s leading experts in relevant fields, including Drs. Lester Brown, Gretchen Daly, Herman Daly, Jared Diamond, Norman Myers, and Stephen Peake.
Visiting over 25 countries where signs of global change are most apparent, the film crews worked for more than two years on the most extensive documentary project ever produced in Scandinavia. Addressing the ultimate issue of how to cope with the future of our world, The Planet is a wake-up call to the world while there is still time to act.