Film Review: Down to Earth

We live in a connected age, where at the touch of a button we can communicate with our fellow humans all across the world. Globalisation has led to a whole new arena of opportunity, with our work, leisure, fitness and social lives intrinsically linked to the internet and digital technologies. However, whilst more and more of our lives have moved online, have we as a kind lost our connection with Mother Nature?

In Down to Earth, the new documentary from Renata Heinen and Rolf Winters, they introduce us to the ‘Keepers of the Earth’. These are people with stories to tell about how we live our lives. How we interact with our planet. It’s the story of a family who up and quit the rat race, and after meeting the Anishnaabe people, decided to buy some land on the shores of Lake Michigan and reconnect with nature. This led them on a journey around the globe to meet the Wisdom Keeper. Those who have a special affinity with nature.

We live in a time where it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the modern word and neglect the beauty of the environment we live in. Down to Earth is a glimpse into an alternative way of living which is still being maintained by people around the world. It’s beautifully made and delivers a powerful argument for a simpler and more natural lifestyle. Down to Earth is a fascinating insight into the benefits of living a more harmonious and connected life.

Down to Earth is released in UK cinemas from 14th September.

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