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Sacred Planet (2004)

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This IMAX film shows exotic places that still exist and gives new insights into the Earth's diverse landscapes, peoples and animals. From the last remaining old growth forests of British ... See full summary »

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This IMAX film shows exotic places that still exist and gives new insights into the Earth's diverse landscapes, peoples and animals. From the last remaining old growth forests of British Columbia, the snowy peaks and glaciers of Alaska, the red rock canyons of Utah and Arizona, the tropical jungles and underwater mysteries of Borneo, the ancient ruins of Thailand and remote deserts of Namibia to the white sand beaches of New Zealand. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Discover the magic of the place everyone calls home

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Faszination Planet Erde  »

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Release It (Instrumental)
Written by Simon Emmerson, James McNally, Iarla O'Lionaird (as Iarla Ó Lionáird),
Martin Russell
Performed by Afro Celt Sound System
Published by Real World Music Ltd./Real World Works Ltd./WOMAD Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd.
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Just beautiful!
8 April 2005 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

Films that show people who are able to live simpler lives in unusual situations always fascinate me. This was a film that captivated me through every frame. It is filmed with such beauty that the images are quite striking.

I especially enjoyed how it demonstrates a difference between these rural situations with big city life. Cities are shown with high-speed imagery; cars fly by with incredible ferocity. This is then followed by transitions of killer whales surfacing, schools of fish swirling around, and monkeys jumping from tree to tree.

Native people are seen in canoes, or are hiking carrying long spears for the hunt. This film did not leave me with a sudden urge to live their kind of lives; however, I enjoyed what I saw.

It does not portray people as necessarily evil or bad for the earth as much as it demonstrates our need to care for what we have. This is the only Earth we know of. Let's take care of it.


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