Sir David Attenborough
See nature's progress through the lens of Sir David Attenborough, whose 60 years in front of the camera comes to life in PBS Nature's new 3-part mini-series: Attenborough's Life Stories.
I highly recommended this mini-series to every nature-lover, environmentalist and naturalist film-maker.
Check your local PBS listings to view retrospective of Attenborough's life and work, airing on consecutive Wednesdays, January 23, 30, and February 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST. After the broadcast, each episode will stream at PBS Nature
- Episode one: Attenborough's Life Stories: Life on Camera
- Episode two: Attenborough's Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World
- Episode three: Attenborough's Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet
I received the 3-part DVD series, which is a fascinating exploration of nature; probably best I've seen because of its thoroughness and perspective. Attenborough takes us on an adventure spanning 60 years, showing our changing planet and its species.
Climate change impacts and extinctions are addressed.
Interesting facts revealed such as the power of an individual to save a species (Diane Fossey saving Mountain Gorillas), and the power of groups to save endangered species (1961 the World Wild Life Fund created to save species starting on the Galapagos Islands). The positive impact of technological advancements in filmmaking, revealing how certain species behave--under the sea, in pitch black of night, and more--is explored.
Since the beginning of recorded history, individual countries may have been aware of environmental challenges in their backyard, but it wasn't until Apollo 8 sent pictures back of planet earth that we as a species began to think globally:
Cherish the whole!
We're all part of this eco-system called earth! Protect it!
And speaking of cherishing the whole, no one to my knowledge has as much depth and breadth of experience recording stories from the wild, the lessons learned, the beauty and challenges that remain on earth as does Sir David Attenborough. Trust me, you will love this series. I hope you will watch in order to learn, grow, be inspired, and get involved!
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