Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  44 minutes
Date:  1998
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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The Nature of David Suzuki

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Portrait of geneticist David Suzuki, host of 'The Nature of Things.'

The Nature of David Suzuki

David Suzuki -- award-winning geneticist, television host, best-selling author, celebrated lecturer and environmentalist -- is recognized and admired world-wide, from Australia to Zimbabwe.

As host of the popular series, 'The Nature of Things,' Suzuki has been bringing science to millions of people around the world for more than twenty years, yet few people know the man behind the face.

THE NATURE OF DAVID SUZUKI is a personal journey through Suzuki's life. It explores his childhood in a World War II internment camp, and examines the price of his current fame.

The portrait that emerges reveals a man who is an honest and insightful critic of his own character - who is not afraid to challenge his own assumptions and conditioning.

'This is a satisfying portrait of a ubiquitous TV personality and a dedicated environmentalist.' Booklist

'Most memorable for its account of the Japanese internment during WWII... Recommended for high school level and above, primarily for its perspective on racism and race relations.' Melinda D. Davis, University of Tennessee College of Law Library MC Journal

'It's precisely (his) ruthless honesty that makes him more than okay...he's Canada at its very best.' The Georgia Straight


Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film Festival


Main credits

Suzuki, David T. (interviewee)
Davis, Peter (film director)
Davis, Peter (screenwriter)
McKinnon, Harvey (film producer)
McKinnon, Harvey (screenwriter)
Conrad, Jim (narrator)

Other credits

Director of photography, Steven Miko; editor, Bonni Devlin.

Distributor credits

Harvey McKinnon Productions

Peter Davis

Harvey McKinnon Productions
Peter Davis

Docuseek2 subjects

Communication and Media Studies
20th Century
Human Rights

Distributor subjects

Canadian Studies
Human Rights
Race Relations
Social Justice


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