Planetary – Earth Day – A new world documentary

Written by Lamar Fergus-Palmer
13.04.15

 

Reconnect To Something Bigger!

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Planetary is released globally on Vimeo and in cinemas on Earth Day, April 22.

Planetary mixes stunning imagery with 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, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa who shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on Earth our planet.

A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. The film 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, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life
on our planet.

Abramorama, Vimeo and SHFT.com
have partnered to distribute PLANETARY, a Planetary Collective in association with Reconsider film. The filmmakers will present the film globally day-and-date theatrically and on Vimeo On Demand on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. PLANETARY, a cross-continental cinematic journey and film-going experience like no other, will make its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in the Vimeo Theatre (March 17,2015).

The unique nature of this release marks the first time that Vimeo has partnered to present the theatrical release of a feature film, in addition to its exclusive Vimeo On Demand window. A global celebration of Earth Day, the film will have special screenings in major cities around the country. PLANETARY will be available for pre-order beginning today at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/planetary.

Richard Abramowitz, President of Abramorama stated, “PLANETARY is an extension of our intent to provide thoughtful experiential films to the expanding community of people looking to connect. We’re thrilled to be working with the filmmakers and distribution partners in this new model to show the film in theatres across the nation and around the globe.”

PLANETARY is the follow-up to the award-winning short film ‘Overview’ which was featured on Vimeo Staff Picks before going on to receive nearly 7 million views to-date. The film captivated audiences with astronauts’ stories of what it means to see the Earth from space and its success was a driving force behind the decision to make a feature length film. Sir Richard Branson called ‘Overview’ “An exceptional documentary” and NPR, Cosmos and Culture called it “Breathtaking”.

Planetary Collective:
Planetary Collective is a creative organization dedicated to worldview interruption.
Through film, installation art, photography and technology we strive to tell the story of our interdependence. We believe passionately in the power of creative works to change perspectives, lives, and ultimately the planet. The collective was founded by Guy Reid, Steve Watts Kennedy and Christoph Ferstad in 2010. (www.planetarycollective.com)

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