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The Sacred Balance

Based on the best-selling book, The Sacred Balance is a four-part documentary series hosted by David Suzuki. Filmed on five continents, this ground-breaking series celebrates a new scientific world-view, an inclusive vision of nature in which we human beings are intimately connected to all life processes on Earth.

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4 X 1 HOUR TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Based on the best-selling book, The Sacred Balance is a four-part documentary series hosted by David Suzuki.

Filmed on five continents, this ground-breaking series celebrates a new scientific world-view, an inclusive vision of nature in which we human beings are intimately connected to all life processes on Earth.

With Suzuki as our guide, we visit the best minds of the age. Philosophers, scholars, priests, and shamans all share their visions and perspectives of the universe. Scientists such as E.O.Wilson, Ary Goldberger, Brian Goodwin, Wade Davis, Stephen Lansing, Elaine Ingham and James Lovelock reveal the meaning behind their perceptions and discoveries. We hear astonishing tales of the world's infinite complexity. Through many knowledgeable eyes, guided by many wise hearts, we are reminded of who we are: creatures of the Earth, biological beings totally dependent upon the planet's life support systems.

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Hosted By
DAVID SUZUKI

Executive Producer
ROBERT LANG

Creative Producer/Writer
AMANDA MCCONNELL

Supervising Producer
MARIBETH DALEY

Directors
HARVEY CROSSLAND
MICHELLE METIVIER
BARRY GREENWALD
LEN GILDAY
ROBERT LANG

Directors of Photography
BRIAN ROUGEAU
NEVILLE OTTEY

Production Manager
PAULA BUTORAC

SacredBalance.Com
Web Site Project Manager
ALLEN BOOTH

Produced by KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS in association with SACRED BALANCE PRODUCTIONS

Produced in association with the CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, the PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE, the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION and VISION TV and CANAL D.

Produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, CTF: Licence Fee Program, Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program.

Produced in cooperation with THE WILDLANDS PROJECT and with the participation of the STEPHEN R. BRONFMAN FOUNDATION, THE DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION and with the financial participation of ROGERS TELEFUND, CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT, ONTARIO FILM AND TELEVISION TAX CREDIT.

SacredBalance.com

Producer
ROBERT LANG

Site Manager
ALLEN BOOTH

Creative Producers / Designers
ALLEN BOOTH
PHILIP YAN

Content Specialist
AMANDA MCCONNELL

Forums and Portal Administrator/Animator
KATE LEIGHTON

Associate Producer
LANA LOVELL

Writing/Research
alphabetical order
BILL BALFE
HOLLY DRESSEL
SARAH IVES
RICHARD LONGLEY
NANCY QUINLAN
PATRISHA ROBERTSON
HOWARD SZAFER

Additional Graphic Design
(Looking UP, Postcards from Argon)
MARLON LULGJURAJ

Illustration (Pond)
JULIE LA FLESHE

Programming Services
TED LESLIE for TCN

Web Hosting Services
LES HERSHOFF

Production Coordinator
RICHARD JEZ

Administrative Assistant
JENNIFER CLEARY

Produced by Kensington Communications in association with The Canada Millennium Partnership Program, Telefilm: New Media, The Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, The CBC, the National Science Foundation and The Wildlands Project.

reviews

"The Sacred Balance is a spiritual, holistic and almost poetic take on the science of the planet...it launch[es] the viewer's mind into a different space."
Liane Faulder, The Edmonton Journal

"The Sacred Balance is a challenge to all who watch it, a cornucopia of amazing comments and predictions. It's TV designed to make you think."
Jim Bawden, Toronto Star, Starweek Magazine

"Stunning cinematography and state of the art computer graphics"
Andrea Nemetz, Halifax Chronicle Herald

"The Sacred Balance is an enthralling, beautifully shot series...It's one of the most important and engrossing programs you'll see on the small screen all year... [it] might very well go down as the crowning achievement in the career of David Suzuki."
Basem Boshra, The Montreal Gazette

"The Sacred Balance is a timeless piece, brilliantly conceived and executed, and an example of science and environment exposition at its best."
E.O Wilson, writer and Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

"Suzuki's talent has always been to take broad scientific topics and decipher and deliver them to viewers in plain, accessible terms. He's very good at it...while there's much to digest in this series, his tone is always patient and pragmatic"
Andrew Ryan, The Globe and Mail

"The Sacred Balance is strikingly beautiful and sometimes even profound...[it] becomes increasingly affecting as it piles up scientific research with remarkable dexterity."
Tony Atherton, The Ottawa Citizen

awards

2004 Platinum Award- Ecology, Environment, and Conservation (WorldFest Houston)

2003 Science & Society Prize (20th Annual International Television Science Programme Festival, Paris)

2003 Golden Sheaf- Science & Nature (Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival)

2003 Golden Sheaf- Best Sound (Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival)

distribution

Premiered on CBC. Broadast on Canal D (Quebec), PBS Network (USA), Vision TV, and in countries around the world.

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