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Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia

Synopsis
A documentary film written and presented by Dr Stephan Harding, renowned ecologist and colleague of James Lovelock. Stephan puts forward a radical approach to the ecological crisis by arguing that many of the problems we now face stem from having lost our intuitive relationship with nature. He believes that traditional mechanistic science has inadvertently fuelled the crisis and that we urgently need to develop an expanded science that cultivates intuitive wisdom alongside rational knowledge so that we can experience everything, from the smallest microbes to our planet’s great life-sustaining cycles, as deeply interconnected. Building on the revolutionary discoveries of James Lovelock’s Gaia Theory, Harding goes one step further and explores opportunities to heal humanity’s relationship with the earth through the new discipline of holistic science. The film which includes interviews with leading environmentalists, scientists and spiritual leaders, including Brian Goodwin, Iain McGilchrist, Fritjof Capra, Vandana Shiva Jules Cashford and Satish Kumar.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
climate change; ecology; ecosystems; Gaia hypothesis; Lovelock, James

Credits

Director
Josh Good
Writer
Stephan Harding
Editor
Martin Cooper
Contributor
Stephan Harding

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£25.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
43 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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