Passion for Planet
The World's Greatest Animal Filmmakers. Five adventures, one goal.
Official film description
The theatrical documentary "Passion for Planet" extends the classic wildlife genre. It takes us on an adventure around the globe. In front of the most spectacular natural backdrops and wildlife observations we dive into the universe of the world's best wildlife filmmakers. With boundless passion and commitment they devote themselves to their deepest love: The natural beauty of Mother Earth. On occasion even risking their lives for it!
However, their mission is now in jeopardy! When returning to the same places they can't help but realize the alarming changes: The destruction and decline of our natural resources caused by the impact of man! Will they be able to save their love?
In "Passion for Planet" we follow five of them during their stirring and fascinating transformation from innocent nature lovers to resolute fighters. We are with them in their personal quest for answers. Those answers are astonishing – and motivating as well!
We are reminded that we are embedded in something bigger than our own lives. Being confronted with the fact that we have now reached our limits, we face an urgent call to mature! On their journey, our protagonists - as our representatives - are growing from innocent childlike unconcern into realizing our interdependency: For the future of our children! Thus overcoming our selfishness and devoting ourselves to the good of the greater whole...
The movie will infect the audience: With new passion for life and our own liveliness. And with a new perspective of Mother Nature and our place with her.
"Passion for Planet" takes us on a journey around the world: To more than 10 countries on 4 continents. The film will be screened at film festivals around the globe, in theaters near you, and be broadcasted as well.
Notes on the film
Unlike its title suggests,"Planet for Passion" is a very quiet film in the style of a TV documentary.
Technical information and screening rights...
|Production:||SWR, Werner Schuessler, INDI FILM Produktion, Arek Gielnik, ¿are u happy? films, SRF|
|Music:||Siggi Müller, Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Müller, Patrick Puszko|
|Actors:||Rob Stewart, Jan Haft, Rita Banerji, Michael Schlamberger, Rita Schlamberger, Mark Shelley|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Shooting Locations:||Germany, Canada, India, United States, Zambia|
|Screening rights:||Camino Filmverleih ()|
This film talks about the passion that drives photographers and directors - and their doubts about their own actions. – TTT – Titel, Thesen, Temperamente, Das Erste
The film is more than a juxtaposition of beautiful images: in an informative and entertaining way, it shows the exemplary effort of the filmmakers on a journey to impressive locations around the world. – TV Wissen
Superbly filmed and thrilling. – TV Digital
The film by Werner Schuessler will infect the viewer: with the passion for life and his own vitality. And with a new look at nature and our place in it. – Cine!Art
The documentary filmmaker travels to several corners of the world for "Passion for Planet", where animal filmmakers are working alongside nature conservation and against species extinction, so that their children's children can still be amazed by the wonders of life. – Moviepilot.de
Unspoiled landscapes, wild animals and breathtaking backdrops (not only to elicit Ahs and Aws from the viewer - because) the film is a memorial for what humanity has already done to the planet and what we are prepared to do. – Outdoor Magazin
As a meta-nature documentary about nature, "Passion for Planet" shows how through a passion for animals develops the struggle for their protection. – Teleschau
Sea otters in California, elephants in Africa, giant tortoises in India: a wildlife film is a lot of fun and delivers breathtaking pictures. – SR1
The film reminds the viewer that we are part of something greater. This 'greater' now is letting us know that we have exhausted the limits! – Kinokalender Dresden
A documentary about nature documentaries. – Cinearte
Engaged documentary about the fragile beauty of nature. Both the overwhelming beauty of the planet and its endangered by the ecological overexploitation are impressively staged. – Tip Berlin
A documentary worth seeing for its breathtaking images. – Close
Sonderpreis der Jury – Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2016
Newcomer Prize – NaturVision Filmfestival 2016
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