It’s rare to find a documentary that appeals to both my interest in learning about the human condition as we live on an Earth with limited resources, and my interest in animal biology and ecosystem health.
Coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef has declined by 36% over the last 25 years. That’s an enormous loss. Photo © Rob Stewart. From the documentary film Revolution.
Revolution did just that with an appealing storyline, gorgeous cinematography, and an important message to share with viewers.
Through a mix of personal history, interviews, and travels to various sites around the world, Rob Stewart, who previously released the award-winning film Sharkwater, shares a compelling call to action. Our Earth is full of wondrous, magnificent places and beings and we are rapidly destroying much of it. Not only is this a tragedy because of what we are losing in biodiversity, but we do this much to our own detriment. To use resources the way that we do in the Western world, we would need SIX Earths to sustain us.
Obviously, we do not have six Earths, but we do have a lot of people who are waking up to our circumstances and are demanding people and politicians to also open their eyes and act accordingly.
Rainforest, Brazil. Photo © Brennan Grange. From the documentary film Revolution.
Expanding from filmmaker Rob Stewart’s background investigating the large scale slaughter of sharks, the film explores the interplay between ocean and terrestrial ecosystem health, why many ecosystems are in trouble, how this impacts us as humans, and what we must do to change the current course of events.
This complex subject is shared in an easily accessible and engrossing format that will leave you ready to make change in the world as well.
The movie is available to watch by following this link. I hope that you find it valuable and visually exciting as well.
Rob accepting the “Fossil of the Day” award on behalf of Canada – for doing the most to disrupt the climate negotiations at the UN Climate Conference UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE, 16TH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES (COP 16), in Cancun Mexico. Photo © Tristan Bayer http://www.earthnative.com From the documentary film Revolution.
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