The OEC presents Love Thy Nature, followed by a talk with the director of the film. - FREE Sign up at the FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/419128258272295/
Watch the trailer at http://www.lovethynature.com/
Snacks will be provided along with some great OEC free giveaways!
About the Film:
Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy of our relation¬ship with the natural world. With mesmerizing artistry and fascinating details, the film explores how nature nourishes us.
Neeson is the voice of Homo Sapiens — our collective humankind — who, in the past few thousand years, has come to believe that we are separate from nature. This mind-set has caused us to disrupt billions of years of evolution, causing a mass extinction of spec...ies and threatening the survival of the human race.
Love Thy Nature shows that a new era of connectedness with the natural world is key to ensuring our species’ future. This era might just be dawning: A new science called biomimicry taps into nature’s four billion years of R&D for some of the most brilliant cutting edge inventions, pointing to a new highly advanced technological age — The Biological Revolution.
In the medicine, doctors are unveiling new findings on the role of nature in sustaining and healing the human body. And experts have discovered that just spending time in nature promotes healing, emotional stability, con¬nectedness, and even neurological health in children.
Through Sapiens’ journey, the film reveals how a relationship with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches us at the very core of what it means to be human.
Traversing the globe, Love Thy Nature shares the dazzling spectacles of our planet while revealing how a deep¬er connection with nature transforms us as people and communities. And that transformation inspires us not only to restore our ecosystems, but also our human family, and ourselves.
About the Director:
Sylvie Rokab is an Emmy nominated, award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 years experience as a producer, director, cinematographer, editor and writ¬er in film and television.
Sylvie started her career editing shows for HBO and Comedy Central and later moved on to serve as a director of photography on projects for PBS and the Travel Channel. Rokab directed, wrote, and line-produced the award-winning Discovery Health Channel, series House of Babies, on natural childbirth. She also produced and directed Innermotion, an award-winning feature documentary on sexual abuse, described by critics as “gripping” and “brave.”
Committed to giving back, Sylvie has lent her talents as a writer and director to award-winning PSAs which aired on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX as well as ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. In 2009, she received an Emmy nomination for A Life Back, a PSA on addiction recovery. Sylvie has been a recipient of several grants and has earned Telly, Aurora, and Communicator Awards among others. She holds an M.A. from Barry University and studied film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Sylvie currently resides in Los Angeles, having made the U.S. her home for 25 years. Raised by French and Italian parents born in Egypt, she is fluent in five languages and a worldwide traveler. Thanks to her eclectic, multi-cultural background, Sylvie embraces universality in her filmmaking and seeks to inspire a global audience.