State-of-the-art technology delivers stunning images of indigenous people, unique animals and spectacular landscapes that most of us will never see.


Jon Long


Karen Fernandez Long (as Karen Fernandez), Jon Long





Cast overview:
Robert Redford ... Narrator (voice)
Arapata McKay Arapata McKay ... Native Voice (voice)
Tsaan Ciqae Tsaan Ciqae ... Native Voice (voice)
Mae Tui Mae Tui ... Native Voice (voice)
Cy Peck Jr. Cy Peck Jr. ... Native Voice (voice)
Mutang Urud Mutang Urud ... Native Voice (voice)


Journey around the world and experience some of the most exotic and beautiful places still in existence. State-of-the-art technology delivers stunning images of indigenous people, unique animals and spectacular landscapes that most of us will never see. Set to a distinctive synthesis of contemporary acoustic and world music, it's an astonishing visual and aural experience that leads each viewer on individual flights of imagination and emotion. Let this astonishing showcase be your gateway to the magic, mysteries and beauty of this place everyone calls home.

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Discover the magic of the place everyone calls home


Documentary | Short


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The Spirit of Earth Continues (Floating Earth Remix)
Written by J. Deere
Performed by Cybertribe
Remixed by Barry Harvey
Published by Soundless Sound Music Publishing (GEMA)
Courtesy of Sammasati Music
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Just beautiful!
8 April 2005 | by GEM-20See 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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Release Date:

22 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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Faszination Planet Erde See more »

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Mulu, Sarawak, Malaysia See more »


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