Nature as Inspiration: LOVE THY NATUREInternational | 2016 | 76 minutes | Not Rated | Documentary, Environment, Family & Kids
Directed by Sylvie Rokab
Sunday May 29, 2016
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Sylvie Rokab
Narrated by Liam Neeson
Director, SYLVIE ROKAB will join us via Skype for our post screening Q&A
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises.
We’ve lost touch with nature.This disconnect hurts our health, dulls our spirit, and threatens our future. Love Thy Nature is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. With mesmerizing artistry and fascinating details, the film explores how nature nourishes us.
Love Thy Nature shows that a new era of connectedness with the natural world is key to ensuring our species’ future.
The film reveals how a relationship with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches us at the very core of what it means to be human. Traversing the globe, Love Thy Nature shares the dazzling spectacles of our planet while revealing how a deeper connection with nature transforms us as people and communities. And that transformation inspires us not only to restore our ecosystems, but also our human family, and ourselves.
Sylvie Rokab is an Emmy nominated, award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 years experience as a producer, director, cinematographer, editor and writer in film and television. She is the founder of In the Light Productions, a film production company committed to creating conscious films that entertain, educate and inspire.
Sylvie started her career editing shows for HBO and Comedy Central and later moved on to serve as a director of photography on several projects for PBS and the Travel Channel, where she was able to creatively express her intense passion for nature. Most recently, Rokab directed, wrote, and line-produced the award-winning documentary series “House of Babies,” which aired on Discovery Health Channel for four years. Rokab also produced and directed “Innermotion,” an award-winning feature documentary on sexual abuse, described by critics as “gripping,” “earnest” and “brave”.
Committed to giving back, Sylvie has lent her talents as a writer and director to award-winning PSAs which aired onCNN, MSNBC, and FOX as well as ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. In 2009, she received an Emmy nomination for “A Life Back,” a PSA on addiction recovery.
Sylvie has been a recipient of numerous foundation and government grants and has earned Telly, Aurora, and Communicator Awards among others. She holds an M.A. from Barry University and studied film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Sylvie currently resides in Los Angeles, having made the U.S. her home for 27 years. Raised by French and Italian parents born in Egypt, she is fluent in five languages and a worldwide traveler. Thanks to her eclectic, multi-cultural background, Sylvie embraces universality in her filmmaking and seeks to inspire a global audience.
"A breathtaking, enlightening and powerful ode to the vital symbiosis of man and nature. It will nourish your mind, body and soul. One of the most powerful and inspiring documentaries since An Inconvenient Truth!"--Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
Sylvie Rokab and a friend during the shoot...
Indie Spirit Film Festival, US
2014 Won, Audience Award
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US
2014 Won, Best Documentary
Eugene International Film Festival
2014 Won, Best Social Benefit Documentary
Best Social Benefit Documentary