USA / UK / GERMANY / ARGENTINA / AUSTRALIA / MOLDOVA (April 22, 2015) – OMNI Development and Planetary Collective, are proud to present the International Premiere of PLANETARY.
PLANETARY is a cross continental cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species, PLANETARY is the follow-up to the award-winning short film ‘Overview’ which was featured on Vimeo Staff Picks before going on to receive over 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 is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. 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.
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.