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According to the producers of “Planetary” – opening in select theaters on April 22 (Global Earth Day) – “we are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected.”

The nearly hour-and-a-half documentary film is yet another wakeup call – “a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species,” according to a press statement.

Perspective shift

Planetary is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. 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.’”

Guy Reid is the film’s director/producer that specializes in eastern philosophy, ecology and sustainable development.

Check out this film clip at:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/planetary/121840700

Overview effect

Interestingly, the group’s first short film, Overview, documents astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the “Overview Effect.”

Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

Go to this preview at:

https://vimeo.com/55073825#at=0

For more information on these films and the group’s related activities, go to:

http://weareplanetary.com/

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