Earth: One Amazing Day

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 16:30
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00
VIFF Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St.
Opening Night: $15 adult; $12 child, youth, senior. Regular tickets: $10 adult; $7 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more.
Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber
UK, China



*The Opening Party will be held in the VIFF Vancity Theatre atrium, after the screening, entrance is included with a valid ticket from the film  (April 8). Representatives from the film will be available via Skype to answer your questions.*

The long-awaited sequel to BBC Earth Film’s Earth is narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford.

Over the course of a single day, Earth: One Amazing Day tracks the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, to the most glorious jungles. Astounding breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring the audience up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters: a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically, and a sloth on the hunt for love. Told with humor, intimacy, emotion, and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor, Earth: One Amazing Day spectacularly highlights how every day is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you could possibly imagine— until now!

Join us after the screenings on April 8th and April 11th for a Q&A with filmmaker Richard Dale via Skype. 

Themes: respecting nature, survival, animals and insects

Classification: G

Note: This film screens as part of our  program for grades 4-7.


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Richard Dale is an established award winning filmmaker. Starting his career at the BBC on series such as Tomorrow's World, Horizon and QED, he eventually co-helmed the landmark series The Human Body, for which he won multiple awards (Medical Broadcaster of the Year, a Richard Peabody Award, and two BAFTAs). Dale was also nominated for a Best New Director BAFTA on the Channel 4 cult comedy hit Teachers. He’s also known for his innovative work in Factual Drama, with titles such as the Grierson and BAFTA nominated D-Day 6-6-44 (BBC 1), Inside The Twin Towers (BBC 1) and Moonshot (ITV 1) - the latter two were also nominated for Primetime Emmys. His recent film credits include: Rocketmen (Sony Pictures Japan), Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (IMAX), and Earth: One Amazing Day (BBC Earth Films).

Fan Lixin became the first Chinese documentary filmmaker to get an American Emmy Award in two categories: Best Documentary and Best Long-Form Business And Economic Reporting. His career in documentaries started in 1998. In 2003, he edited To Live Is Better Than To Die, a film that won several awards in the United Kingdom and the United States. Before that, he worked in the international department of CCTV. In 2006, he represented the Chinese side for the shooting and production of documentary Up the Yangtze, a co-production with Canada. The film got the Best Documentary Film award at the Vancouver Film Festival in 2007 and was nominated for an Emmy in 2008.  


Peter Webber has worked as a filmmaker for over 25 years with experience as an editor, director and producer. His previous film credits as a director include BAFTA and Oscar multi-nominated Girl With The Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising, and Emperor. His TV credits as a director include Tutankhamun (ITV), Six Feet Under (HBO) and The Stretford Wives (BBC1). Having recently finished work on Earth: One Amazing Day, Peter is currently in post-production on his latest project, Pickpockets, in Bogota, Colombia.



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