David Attenborough – A life on our planet
Sir David Attenborough filming A Life on Our Planet in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Photo: Keith Scholey/Silverback Films.
Geraldine Cardozo, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet to show in cinemas, The Canberra Times, 14 August 2020
A new date has been set for the release of the new film from celebrated British naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough.
The feature-length documentary – David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet – was set to screen in cinemas for one night only in April, but was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It will now premiere in select cinemas across the world on September 28.
Described as “one of his most personal projects to date” the feature-length documentary, the film addresses what 93-year-old Attenborough sees as some of the biggest challenges facing our planet.
“Our planet is heading for disaster,” Attenborough says in the film. “This film is my witness statement and my vision for the future.”
Audiences watching Attenborough’s story on the big screen will have the chance to watch an exclusive conversation between Attenborough and Monty Python star and actor Michael Palin – special content only available in cinemas.
The legendary broadcasters will share their passion for exploring our vast planet and a desire to protect it for future generations.
In his 94 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.
Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.
The film has been created by award-winning natural history filmmakers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF.
The film’s director Keith Scholey said: “Recently, all of us have experienced the impacts of COVID-19 – a devastating consequence of our broken relationship with the natural world.
“As we rebuild from the pandemic, Sir David’s reflections and messages of hope feel particularly timely and relevant.
“He not only addresses why we must urgently mend our relationship with nature, but also offers solutions to ensuring a safe and sustainable future for our planet and its people. We look forward to bringing Sir David’s story to screens across the globe.”
The film will launch on Netflix in Australia in the spring.
For screening dates and session times and to register for updates, visit www.attenborough.film