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Regenerating Life

Regenerating Life is a feature-length documentary that takes an ecological approach to unraveling the climate crisis. The film proposes that it is humankind’s relentless destruction of the natural world that has caused the climate crisis. This is because nature – the vast, interconnected web of biodiversity that exists on our planet – regulates and balances Earth’s climate.

Filmmaker John Feldman (Symbiotic Earth) explores how life regulates the climate through photosynthesis and the carbon cycle; the water cycle; the dung cycle; and the vast interconnected soil network of fungi, microorganisms, and plant roots. He visits people who are working on solutions and looking for ways to repair the damage inflicted on the landscape. By working with nature, they are restoring the forests, fields, wetlands, and oceans. They are regenerating the soil in order to grow healthy food and build healthy, resilient communities.

The film includes interviews with Cynthia Daley, Co-Director of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Resilient Systems, California State Univ. Chico; Gail Fuller, a third generation Kansas farmer and founder of the Fuller Field School; Wes Jackson, co-founder and president emeritus of The Land Institute; Walter Jehne, an Australian soil microbiologist and climate scientist and founder of Regenerate Earth, Ltd.; Vijay Kumar, Executive Vice Chairman of the Indian non-profit Rythu Sadhikara Samstha; Naima Penniman, Program Director at Soul Fire Farm; Gerald Pollack, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington; and many more.

 Regenerating Life is divided into 3 parts:

1. Water Cools the Planet
2. Life Sustains the Climate
3. Small Farms Feed the World

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