Sacred Planet

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Sacred Planet (2004 Movie)

“Sacred Planet” is a documentary film produced by Disney that was released in 2004. It is part of the “True-Life Adventure” series, which focuses on showcasing the beauty and wonders of nature and the animal kingdom. “Sacred Planet” stands out from the other films in the series as it explores the cultural and spiritual connections between people and the natural world.

The film takes the audience on a breathtaking journey through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes and ecosystems on Earth. It showcases the rich biodiversity of various regions, including the African savannah, the rainforests of South America, the icy landscapes of the Arctic, the deserts of the Middle East, and the vast oceans.

In addition to the stunning visuals of wildlife and landscapes, “Sacred Planet” delves into the cultural beliefs and practices of indigenous peoples living in these diverse environments. It highlights how these communities have developed deep connections with the natural world over centuries, viewing it as sacred and integral to their way of life.

Throughout the film, the audience is exposed to the wisdom and teachings of tribal elders, who share their beliefs about the interconnectedness of all living beings and the importance of respecting and preserving the Earth’s delicate balance. The film also emphasizes the significance of passing down this wisdom to future generations, urging viewers to cherish and protect the planet.

“Sacred Planet” was a collaboration between Disney and anthropologist Dr. Wade Davis, who is known for his work in ethnobotany and cultural preservation. Davis’s expertise in indigenous cultures adds depth and authenticity to the film’s portrayal of the human-nature relationship.

The film’s message about environmental conservation and cultural preservation resonated with audiences, and it received critical acclaim for its stunning cinematography and the important message it conveyed. It was released in both IMAX and traditional formats, enhancing the immersive experience of witnessing the Earth’s natural wonders on the big screen.

“Sacred Planet” remains a powerful documentary that not only showcases the beauty and diversity of our planet but also calls for a greater understanding and appreciation of the sacredness of nature and the importance of preserving it for future generations.

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  • Type of Movie: Documentary
  • Box Office: $1.1 million
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  • Narrator: Robert Redford


  • Directors: Jon Long and Hairul Salleh Askor
  • Producers: Jon Long and Karen Fernandez Long

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