Earth: One Amazing Day is the sequel of the BBC Earth Film. The documentary guides the audience through one single day on our planet.
First, it starts with sunrise. Then it shows the daily routine of the nature. Finally, it ends with the wild nightlife of the nature.
Earth: One Amazing Day shows a beautiful scenery in every second. The audience meets exotic animals as well as the big and small wonders.
From penguins, to fighting giraffes to zebra families, sloths and wales. The pictures speak their own language.
Hence, Earth: One Amazing Day shows the beauty of our planet.
NATURE & ANIMALS IN A LEADING ROLE
EARTH: One amazing day doesn’t feature any human actor. The focus lies solely on the natural beauty of our planet. However, subtle, Hollywood legend Robert Redford narrates the story.
Furthermore, Günther Jauch, known for the German adaption of „Who wants to be a millionaire“, comments the German version. Finally, Jackie Chan’s voice describes the pictures in Mandarin.
FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING
Stephen McDonogh p.g.a. Producer of Earth: One Amazing Day at BBC EARTH Films says: Earth: “One Amazing Day certainly raises the bar in showcasing inspiring cinematic storytelling.”
Reader’s Digest described it as “beautiful and moving”, Associated Press called it “a cinematic triumph” and Total Film dubbed it “awe inspiring.”
VOICES AT THE PREMIERE OF EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY
Producer Steven Mcdonogh and Director Richard Dale:
“What was the biggest Challenge?”
Steven Mcdonogh: The stuff shown is really rare, we congratulate the people who spend months to film these rare situations like the giraffe. It was a huge difficulty to take these incredible shots.
How did you approach the story to get it right, after the first Movie?
Richard Dale: The biggest target here was to make us feel at home with our planet, to make it feel our home. That if we come here and land on our planet, that we would think; wow, what an amazing place! We should come here! We should live here! Oh, we do? How lucky are we? It was important to show the majesty and the magic of the planet that we live on.
Steven Mcdonogh: The Homage to the previous film is that it is still a beautiful portray of the earth but in one day and not in a part of seasons and still tells a whole story.
The technology is amazing, especially showing the tiny animals, how did you feel with it?
Richard Dale: Now when the technology is much more advanced, we can tell stories that are much more intimate (…) in a way that doesn’t disturb them.
GÜNTHER JAUCH (GERMANY)
Your career started with the radio, how was it to come back to your roots?
Yeah, it was nice to sit in a tiny cabin again and to feel the importance of every word. Most importantly to not make any mistakes.
Do you have the feeling that the documentary delivered a special message?
I think it´s impressive that the movie is presented without any Greenpeace Banner or with pointing fingers. The film speaks for itself. Humans don’t play any role, but you will still leave the cinema and say that everything is in perfect balance. The only thing that can be a danger to this balance is the human himself.
To be honest, there is no such thing like bad criticism for this movie. Earth: One Amazing Day is a real masterpiece. Thus, while watching the movie, you are literally taken through a whole day on our planet.
So, it starts when the sun is rising, and it ends by the sun setting over our beautiful blue planet. That’s why you can follow the behavior of the animals throughout the day perfectly. Due to the sharp and close pictures, the animals are also portrayed completely realistically as if they would spending their daily routines with you.
Last but not least, a really good aspect of the movie is also the fact that the producer and the director didn’t want the human to be a part of the movie. Thus, the focus is on the nature and animals. That’s why this movie is so real and sympathetic. Furthermore, comes without charge. Hence, it’s up to the audience to feel responsibility to protect our beautiful nature.
Therefore, the movie is a must see for everyone! Moreover, not only self-declared environmentalists and nature photographers will get their money’s worth. Earth: One Amazing Day is for everyone, entitled to call this beautiful planet Earth home. It’s for you. It’s for me. Bring your your mum, your partner and your children. Or just go by yourself. It definitely pays to watch it on the big screen.
However, you will leave the cinema with a feeling of awareness and connection. So, we are extremely lucky and have to preserve mother Earth’s beauty at all costs.
Pictures: © Buena Vista International & BBC Earth
Text: Larissa Sophie Römer & Violetta Volkova