Earth Keepers| 1hr : 22mins
Director: Sylvie Van Brabant | Producer: MarieFrance Cote
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Canada
DOC: Earth Keepers invites viewers to discover the work of exceptional men and women who refuse to lose hope despite the enormity of the challenges they face. The film teems with magnificent images, reminding us of the beauty of the planet we are called upon to save. The soundtrack borrows from a wealth of rhythms and evocative sounds. Enriched by words and pictures, it speaks to our senses, and invites both celebration and reflection. Following earlier works in which she cast her careful, sensitive gaze on more intimate subjects, director Sylvie Van Brabant here tackles her biggest challenge: countering pessimistic observations about a world rushing headlong towards doom, and offering new avenues. When, at the end of the film, Ivy raps "action breathes action,â€ he is also saluting Van Brabantâ€™s efforts. Earth Keepers is about clear-minded optimism. It is a vital and inspiring wake-up call.