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A Beautiful Planet

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Director: Toni Myers

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Samantha Cristoforetti, Scott Kelly


Narrated from the unique vantage point of the International Space Station (ISS), the film offers a glimpse of Earth from space, illustrating the planet's beauty and the impacts humans have had on its natural landscape. As the ISS orbits the planet, audiences are treated to breathtaking views of the planet's diverse environments, from the vibrant auroras that dance in the polar skies to the intricate patterns of the vast deserts. The film emphasizes the planet's fragility within the vastness of space and the interconnected nature of all its ecosystems. As the crew aboard the ISS conducts their daily tasks and research, glimpses into life in zero gravity parallel the broader narrative of planetary stewardship and human achievement in space exploration.

As the narration continues, the film shifts focus to address the consequences of human activity, such as climate change and deforestation. These poignant observations are juxtaposed with the serene beauty of the Earth as seen from the ISS, fostering a sense of wonder and concern for the planet's future. The film showcases the thin blue line of the atmosphere that protects all life on Earth, serving as a powerful visual reminder of the planet's vulnerability. Through the astronauts' perspectives, the story emphasizes the importance of international collaboration in preserving Earth and the role of space exploration in providing a broader understanding of our home planet and its place within the universe.


Writers: Toni Myers

Release Date: 29 Apr 2016

Runtime: 46 min

Rating: G

Country: United States

Language: English


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Score: 64

A Beautiful Planet

4K UHD Blu Ray

A Beautiful Planet offers a life-changing perspective & stunning 4K visuals; audio issues noted.

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