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Love Thy Nature

Presents a compelling case that reconnecting with the natural world is the key to improving personal health and ensuring our survival on earth.

A Film by Sylvie Rokab

76, 59 & 25 minute versions on one disc

Grades 6-Adult

Scene Selection • Closed Captioned
Item #:LTN-1111

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DVD
K-12 Schools, Public Libraries - $89
Colleges, Businesses, Other Institutions - $295
Colleges (DVD with Digital Site License) - $395
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
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