Fifth about The Seventh

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet: while the “important” seal is over-used (and therefore its meaning is more and more watered out), there’s no denying that if a film deserves it, it’s this documentary directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes, and Keith Scholey. Attenborough narrates with absolute clarity the process of systemic abuse of the environment, but, more importantly, he is with the same clarity able to propose a way out of this crisis, offering a glint of hope. His narration, a mix of storytelling of his own trajectory, that of the planet in recent decades and the presentation of a thesis, is fluid and entertaining (but also enraging and terrifying). It’s given against a backdrop of footage he collected over the last eight decades all over the world, images of great beauty and emotional impact. Composer Steven Price’s musical score perfectly accentuates Attenborough’s words.

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