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  • Guy Reid


  • Ben Afful
  • Janine Benyus
  • Ronald Garan
  • Mae Jemison

Planetary presents a stunning visual portrait of our Earth, from the African savanna to the Himalayas, and from the heart of Tokyo to the view of our fragile planet in orbit.

Planetary explores humanity’s cosmic origins and our future as a species, mixing imagery from NASA’s Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan. The film features interviews with renowned experts, including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school.

Past Programs


Maine's Climate Future: Adapting to the Greatest Market Failure in History

Maine Film Center / Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME