Movie Love Thy Nature is showing how a renewed connection with nature is required to both good health and to solving climate and environmental crises.
The movie, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, explores how a group of “sapiens” in the past few hundred years have believed to have transcended nature. Love Thy Nature unveils the truth of this belief showing its falsehood.
Love Thy Nature explores sapiens’s connection to nature and how it works. It examines how scientists look to the natural world for the most brilliant inventions, social ecologists unveil how nature restores our communities, and doctors are finding new ways in which nature heals the body, mind, and brain.
Director Sylvie Rokab, who grew up in Rio de Janeiro and had nature delights of Rio’s beaches and the Atlantic forest in “her backyard”, was inspired to make the film “to share nature with others”, just like she had done when she was a kid growing up in Brazil and sharing the experience with her friends – “climbing trees, jumping on rivers, and chasing critters (or each other!)”.
She says: “As an adult – and filmmaker – that desire to share nature with others only grew. But I also started seeing the destruction of the places I called home – run offs poisoning rivers, fires consuming forests, silence replacing sounds of life. My heart kept breaking in pieces…
“I wondered… how could anyone let this happen? If people felt connected to nature as much as I did, would they still allow its destruction? If millions of species on this planet know how to work with nature, why can’t we? These thoughts and feelings became the seed for Love Thy Nature.
“My wish is that they come to realize that a deeper connection with the natural world won’t just ignite a desire to protect it, but also allow them to experience a new level of health, meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in their own lives.
“Since the time I was that kid running in the forest, I’ve been fed, restored, and awed by the natural world. Love Thy Nature is my homage to its magic, power, and genius. And it’s my gift to you. I hope it will inform and inspire you, your family, school, and community, so that we can help transform and restore our precious world – from the inside out.”
The movie is currently being screened in the USA and Canada. It’s also available for purchase to watch online.
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com