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Sir David's, 'A Life on Our Planet' Gives a Much Needed Wake-up Call

A few days back, I watched ‘A life on Our Planet’ – a documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough. What follows ahead is everything that I feel to say about the film.

There are only a handful of films that make you think on a deeper level. And this one manages to do that. What I loved the most, is the optimistic tone of the narrative.

The human race has overused natural resources and we are very well aware of that, yet we do little to give back. Addressing this issue, the film sheds light on human errors, and how we claimed our existence to be superlative.

Watching the polar bear swim in the Arctic, the Amazon burning, a possible 6th mass extinction, etc. I strongly question our way of life. We have a lot to mend. But this is not all that the film has to offer. Do not mistake this documentary to be yet another yawnfest.

The film does show our mistakes, but it also leads us to the answer we need today. The answer to solving our current crisis, which is to thrive with nature. Restoring our biodiversity will be a good start to making amends.

“If we protect nature, nature will protect us.”

– Sir David Attenborough

Our period, the Holocene, is one of the most stable periods. As Sir states and I agree,
“We’ve come this far because we are the smartest creatures that have ever lived. But to continue, we require more than intelligence. We require Wisdom.”,
it’s high time we learn from our wrongdoings.

As Sir David’s witness statement, ‘A Life on Our Planet’ has a strong ability to make you worry about the current crisis. Nothing portrayed is too silly, or too “extra”. With an informative and gradual pace, the documentary succeeds in convincing you that it’s about time you take action. That it’s time to reform.

I would recommend you to watch this beautiful documentary. It’s interesting, moving, and every other positive adjective. 

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