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Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

| 1 h 32 min
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
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This feature documentary profiles the life and work of world-renowned Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki on the occasion of his last lecture in 2009—a lecture he describes as “a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die.” As Suzuki reflects on his family history—including the persecution of Japanese Canadians during WWII—and his discovery of the power and beauty of the natural world, we are spurred to examine our own relationship to nature, scientific knowledge, and sustainability throughout modernity and beyond.

  • writer
    Sturla Gunnarsson
  • director
    Sturla Gunnarsson
  • lecture writer
    David Suzuki
  • executive producer
    Laszlo Barna
    Steven Silver
    Tracey Friesen
    Michael Allder
    Rachel Smith
    Leigh Ashurst
    Jeff Hasler
  • producer
    Janice Tufford
    Sturla Gunnarsson
    Yves J. Ma
  • editor
    Nick Hector
  • director of photography
    Tony Westman
  • lead camera assistant
    Kim MacNaughton
  • production designer
    Dany Lyne
  • line producer
    Sarah James
  • unit manager
    Wendy Ord
  • associate producer
    David Tucker
    Vance Chow
  • visual research
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • music clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • additional photography
    John Holosko
    A.J. Vesak
  • camera operator
    Robin Forst
    Brenton Spencer
    Kirk Tougas
  • camera assistant
    Nicholas McKenzie
    Reg Gole
    Robert Simpson
    April Hall
    Takashi Chiba
  • technical assistant
    Ari Rajin Gunnarsson
  • sound recordist
    Roderick Matte
    Shawn Miller
    Sammy Yi
    Rylan Kerbes
  • production coordinator
    Jason Lambert
    Jennifer Roworth
    Marty Coffou
  • technical director
    Timothy O'Gorman
  • production stage manager
    Maria Popoff
  • lighting director
    Jason McKinnon
  • lighting board operator
    Robert Sondergaard
  • projection designer
    Sean Nieuwenhuis
  • gaffer
    Simon Hunt
  • key grip
    David Hutton
  • grip
    David Haywood McMartin
    Edwin (Ted) Fanyeck
  • dolly grip
    Tony Hyland
  • location support
    Aya Asakur
    Jim Gillman
  • production accountant
    Paul Zonneveld
  • post-production supervisor
    Sonia Shields
  • post-production assistant
    Emma Stoliker
  • imaging supervisor
    Nick Iannelli
  • digital intermediate producer
    Peter Armstrong
  • digital intermediate project manager
    Lee Hughes
  • colourist
    Chris Wallace
  • online editor
    Kevin Downer
  • audio post-production
    Tattersall Sound & Picture
  • sound mix
    Martin Lee
  • assistant sound mixer
    Mandy Ley
  • sound editor
    Michael Bonini
  • assistant editor
    Sam Ellens
  • editing intern
    Mel Aravena-Edwardh
    Ashley Brook
  • still photographer
    Jack Rowand
  • production assistant
    Stephen Kronstein
    Leigh Butcher
    Andrea Blunt
    Pam Gillies
    Omar Lundie
    Andrea Tully
  • supervising executive in charge of production
    Margaret O'Brien
  • vice-president, documentary development
    Loren Mawhinney
  • legal affairs
    John Robinson
  • head of factual production
    Pim van der Toorn
  • director, production financing
    Vanessa Steinmetz
  • business affairs analyst
    Derek Moser
  • manager
    Melissa Williamson
  • executive vice-president, international distribution
    Charlotte Mickie
  • vice-president marketing
    Tamara Shannon
  • manager, business & legal affairs
    Giovanna Mazzuca
  • deliveries manager
    Anne Reynolds
  • centre administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • general manager
    Kirstine Stewart
  • executive director
    Jennifer Stewart



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