#REVIEW: “EARTH: SEEN FROM THE HEART”
From Canadian Director Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol comes a fascinating Documentary, a love letter to the future generations, EARTH: SEEN FROM THE HEART. Debuting already at #1 spot in Montreal recently, the Film will screen across the Country at select theatres Friday, April 29, 2018 4:30 PM, one week following Earth Day.
Bringing together a panel of advocates and experts from multiple disciplines ranging from the Sciences to the Arts, the topic of Biodiversity being under threat is examined at great detail. For those unaware, Biodiversity refers to the variety and variability of life. Currently 90% of the world’s species, inhabit about 10% of the Earth’s surface.
We get first-hand accounts from the likes of Deep-Sea Explorer Edith A. Widder in her Bioluminescent observations, alarming changes in behaviour among underwater species. For a complete perspective, Inventor/Permaculturist Stefan Sobkowiak with how we can repair our Ecosystem with attainable solutions like his transformation of an apple orchard into an abundance of Biodiversity. Too often, Documentaries examine problems in depth, but what makes this Film different is its offer of solutions.
Earth: Seen From the Heart opens our hearts and eyes, challenging our perceptions of animal behaviour, the agricultural industry and even our consumption of animals which continues to grow at an disturbing rate. We are part of the problem. Case in point, grief among cattle are examined particularly after a baby calf is separated from its mother after birth. We learn too how slaughterhouse works might be prone to anxiety and depression, with a dependence on prescription medications in dealing with the stresses of their occupation. A direct connection is drawn to how the farming and feeding of grain to cattle continues to be a threat to the environment and Biodiversity, a solution being to return to feeding grass.
While admittedly the highly-educational Documentary is overwhelming and verbose, its intentions completely are in the right place and may required repeat viewing to process fully. Earth: Seen From the Heart is a Film which we needed to see growing-up in the classroom, but it leaves us on a hopeful note that it isn’t too late and we all can play a part in repairing the planet we live in.
For more about EARTH: SEEN FROM THE HEART, distributed by Maison 4:3, including showtimes, click here.