16 Jan 2020
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET
He introduced us to the world. Now he tells his greatest story.
World premiere in London on Thursday 16 April 2020. Screening in Australian cinemas Friday 17 April 2020 - One night only.
The official trailer for Sir David Attenborough’s new feature film – which promises to be his greatest story yet - has been released today. For decades, the legendary broadcaster has introduced the wonders of the natural world to audiences worldwide. Now, at the age of 93 and in one of his most personal projects to date, he reveals his own witness statement and vision for the future.
In this unique feature documentary, titled David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, the celebrated naturalist reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime and the devastating changes he has seen. Coming to Australian cinemas for one night only on April 17, the film addresses some of the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, providing a snapshot of global nature loss in a single lifetime. With it comes a powerful message of hope for future generations as Attenborough reveals the solutions to help save our planet from disaster.
His message comes at a critical time, when nature is sounding its alarm for united action.
“Right now, Australia is in the midst of its worst drought and fire season on record. The fires have tragically taken lives and have been devastating for Australia’s wildlife and wild places, as massive areas of native bushland, forests and parks have been scorched. It is a window into the climate emergency that has shocked the whole world,” said Dermot O’Gorman, WWF-Australia’s CEO.
“It is more important than ever that people understand the challenges humans and the planet face. By truly understanding why nature matters, and how we can save it, then we can create a future where people and nature can thrive together,” said O’Gorman.
The film has been produced by award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF. It will screen in Australian cinemas for one night only on Friday 17 April 2020, hours after its sold-out World Premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 16. Cinema audiences will also get to enjoy some exclusive content – Sir David Attenborough joined live on stage at the Albert Hall by very special guests for a discussion on some of the most prevalent issues raised in the film.
The film will be released globally onin the Northern Hemisphere spring/Southern Hemisphere autumn in 2020.