Directed by Guy Reid
A cross-continental, cinematic journey, the film takes us from one of the truly extraordinary events of our civilization – space travel – and looks at how this gave us a totally different perspective on the Earth.
The film challenges viewers to reconsider our relationship with our home as well as the urgency to shift our mindset in the face of climate change. PLANETARY is a humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that: we are PLANETARY. In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.
PLANETARY is the debut feature from Planetary Collective and is directed by Guy Reid. Written and edited by Steve Watts Kennedy, with director of photography Christoph Ferstad. Executive produced by Paul Hawken and Stephen Apkon, the film features an original score by Human Suits.