Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (2011)
In Canada, David Suzuki is pretty much an icon: a household name synonymous with nature and science, best known as the host of the long-running CBC TV show "The Nature of Things" and as a pioneering and passionate environmentalist. Although he is a tad less well known here south of the border, he may be the most inspiring, charming, eloquent, compelling voice for environmental sanity in the world today. At the age of 75, he shows no signs of slowing down. But what drove him to become the phenomenon he is? This engrossing documentary guides us through his life and reveals the key events and people that shaped him. The occasion for the film is Suzuki's return to the University of British Columbia to deliver his legacy lecture to a sold-out audience. -- (C) Official Site … More
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Critic Reviews for Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
Much of "Force of Nature" feels familiar and unnecessarily predigested.
Too much to say, and too little time to say it, David Suzuki cheers for the global environment.
Dr. Suzuki's upbeat tone is the spoonful of sugar that makes the bitter medicine go down.
Informative but less than thrilling profile of a prominent environmentalist.
Engaging doc mixes passionate environmental arguments with a warm biographical portrait.
An astonishing documentary about the life and work of scientist and eco-activist David Suzuki who shares his elder wisdom about science, nature, conservation, and the right path of indigenous peoples.
Suzuki's unimpeachable cred as a longtime climate-change evangelist and swooning regard for the natural world do give the conversation a convincing, if depressing, urgency, but what sets Force of Nature apart is the sweeping diversity of his life.
At best, Force of Nature restates an important message to a wider audience.
a complex portrait of a man ill-used by humanity in his youth and in this elder years still dedicated to convincing humanity to save itself.
His legacy lecture may in parts be dry but the documentary reminds us of Suzuki's humanitarian legacy and the art of communication about issues that are vital to all of us
Although Suzuki's message that humans have exhausted the resources of the biosphere and need to rethink their relationship with the natural world may be a familiar one, it bears repeating.
As with all great speeches, this one is ultimately not just about the speaker, but the lasting power of the ideas he conveys.
Audience Reviews for Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
A beautiful doc on the life of Canada's most illustrious environmentalist. The humanity of Suzuki emerges from visits to key places from key moments if his life. Missing however is the tale of Suzuki's marital difficulties possibly to secure his participation. The omission is a cloud over an otherwise worthwhile effort.More
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