The Nature of Life

The Nature of Life is an epic documentary feature film that will provide solutions to humanity's greatest challenge yet - Global Climate Change. So far all we have heard is that climate change is the biggest ever environmental crisis and that it has been caused by our unsustainable approach to living. The Nature of Life, however, sets out as a great inspired clarion call to humanity, telling us that there is hope and that there are ways to adapt to and overcome this crisis.

This documentary encapsulates a vision of hope that stems from the heart of Africa and expands globally, highlighting ground-breaking examples of sustainable development all over the world, inspired by the examples of Africa and the natural world. The microcosm of the "cradle of civilization", Africa, will spill into the entire world, introducing the audience to a group of extraordinary humans and companies who are challenging past models of sustainability and creating a new legacy of elegant design, technology, and rediscovered indigenous wisdom.

Director: Craig & Foster Foster

Brothers Craig and Damon Foster are widely regarded as South Africa's top documentary filmmakers. With over 16 years of experience shooting and directing, and having received of 50 international awards, the Foster Brothers have deservedly carved themselves a niche in global film circles.

For more than a decade the Foster Brothers have been at the film front of the African renaissance, using media to turn the tide on negative attitudes. They have reached an audience of over 300 million people by using Africa's voice first hand. The filmmakers have a passion and commitment to the natural world and the relationship between human and nature has deeply influenced they're style of filmmaking and the stories they seek out. The last 10 years have been characterised by the brothers' experience with hunter gatherer communities in the Kalahari to the Dogon of Mali to the underwater world of great white and tiger sharks. Their current project "Into the Dragon's Lair" will be released around the world and for the first time explores the unique potential relationship between human kind and the prehistoric Nile crocodile.

The brothers' primary intent lies in telling stories with the voice of Africa herself, and creating film experiences that enable the viewer the gain an intense and deep insight into the natural and cultural dynamics of this ancient continent. They explore the timeless and universal themes of the relationship between human and animal, and the relationship between them and the environment that they share. They seek unique and challenging footage, which enthralling and exciting, without compromising on integrity and sensitivity. They show reality as it is but in a way in which it is not usually seen. The brothers work closely together throughout every aspect of the process, and have pioneered and organic style of film making that brings new life to the screen.

South Africa
2009
52 Min.
English
9
Director: Craig & Foster Foster
Author: Script: Trisha Birkett
Camera: Craig Foster, Damon Foster
Editing: Damon Foster
Music: Grant McLachlan, Kevin Smuts
Speaker: Gunter Pauli
Editor: Sophie Vartan
Website URL: www.nhuafrica.com