Featuring leading scientists, ecologists and authors, Animate Earth
makes the case for a new holistic scientific revolution as an essential
step towards solving the environmental crises created in large part by
conventional science’s mechanistic view of the earth.
ago the scientific revolution initiated our disconnect from nature.
Despite its many benefits, the approach encouraged people to think of
nature as something solely to exploit to meet our needs. Now, with
current environmental dangers and uncertainties, the film articulates
the need for another scientific revolution, one that reconnects us with
the planet by viewing the earth as a living system, as an animate being.Animate Earth
is presented by Dr. Stephan Harding, Oxford-trained biologist, renowned
ecologist, and colleague of British scientist James Lovelock,
originator of the Gaia Theory. The film also features commentary from
Brian Goodwin, Iain McGilchrist, Fritjof Capra, Vandana Shiva, Jules
Cashford and Satish Kumar.
begins with Dr. Harding’s description of his own
transformation from a conventional scientist to one who balances the
traditional approach with a more holistic, intuitive view. The film goes
on to provide an overview of the evolution of scientific thinking from
the ancient Greeks to the Enlightenment, and explores the roots and
inspiration for today’s holistic scientific thinking, especially in the
theories of Goethe and Lovelock.
Harding and the other experts
take this thinking to the next level by articulating the principles
involved in the new scientific revolution, an approach that at its core
recognizes that the planet’s great, deeply interconnected
life-sustaining systems are full of meaning and significance.Preview link available upon request. Contact support@videoproject for more information