Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com

Bullfrog Films


610-779-8226; 800-543-3764; P.O. Box 149 Oley, PA 19547
Email ListRss Info
Bookmark and Share
   

> Search Tips    
Bullfrog Films

is a leading source of educational DVDs & videos, with a collection of over 700 titles in these main subject areas:

  Environment
  Globalization
  Sustainability
  Climate Change
  Social Justice
  Developing World
  Indigenous Peoples
  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Political Science
  Performing Arts
  Women’s Studies
  Children’s Films
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

QUICK LINKS
  Newsletter
  FAQ
  Facebook
  YouTube
  Twitter
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .

ORDER ONLINE
Our site enables you to order securely online with a credit card or purchase order, or you can use our printable order form for faxing or mailing.
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  Email

List

Receive occasional notice of our new releases and special offers. Your address won’t be traded or sold.



The Sacred Balance Series
The Fire of Creation

Suzuki explores the latest scientific findings which amplify the age-old reverence for the sun.


A printer-friendly version of this page 53 minutes
Closed Captioned

Directed by Michelle Metivier
Produced by Robert Lang
Produced by Kensington Communications in association with Sacred Balance Productions
Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Public Broadcasting Service, the National Science Foundation and Vision TV and Canal D
Series Host and Narrator: David Suzuki
Creative Producer/Writer: Amanda McConnell





"A timeless piece, brilliantly conceived and executed, and an example of science and environment exposition at its best." E. O. Wilson, Harvard University
All life on Earth is forged in the furnace of the sun. This vast energy source, one million times larger than Earth, bathes us, from a distance of 93 million miles, in life-giving rays.

THE FIRE OF CREATION begins with the sun filling the sky, bursting into the star-pricked blackness of space with a pyrotechnic spectacle of shifting, scorching images.

This, Southern California cosmologist Brian Swimme tells David Suzuki and his grandson Tamo, is the way the cosmos began: in a single Big Bang, approximately 13 billion years ago, matter coalesced, and the stars turned on.

Swimme considers each day's dawn as a cosmic act of generosity - a vast giveaway of energy. We are all children of the sun, accumulating cosmic energies, transforming them into matter. Throughout the ages human beings have revered this sacred flame. As David discovers on this journey, the findings of science amplify that reverence.

With cosmologist Brian Swimme, and anthropologist Stephen Lansing.

The other titles in this series are:

Journey into New Worlds - Suzuki celebrates the birth of a new scientific worldview that is holistic rather reductionist.

The Matrix of Life - Suzuki travels the world exploring our intimate relationship with water and air.

Coming Home - Suzuki explores biophilia -- the innate, hereditary need of human beings to affiliate with nature.



Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2003     Copyright Date: 2002
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-891-0     VHS ISBN: 1-59458-016-2




Reviews
"THE SACRED BALANCE is a spiritual, holistic and almost poetic take on the science of the planet...it launch[es] the viewer's mind into a different space."
Liane Faulder, The Edmonton Journal

"Suzuki's talent has always been to take broad scientific topics and decipher and deliver them to viewers in plain, accessible terms. He's very good at it...while there's much to digest in this series, his tone is always patient and pragmatic"
Andrew Ryan, The Globe and Mail

"The Sacred Balance is a challenge to all who watch it, a cornucopia of amazing comments and predictions. It's designed to make you think."
Jim Bawden, Toronto Star, Starweek Magazine

"Stunning cinematography and state of the art computer graphics"
Andrea Nemetz, Halifax Chronicle Herald

"An enthralling, beautifully shot series...It's one of the most important and engrossing programs you'll see all year... [it] might very well go down as the crowning achievement in the career of David Suzuki."
Basem Boshra, The Montreal Gazette

"A timeless piece, brilliantly conceived and executed, and an example of science and environment exposition at its best."
E.O.Wilson, Harvard University

"Strikingly beautiful and sometimes even profound...[it] becomes increasingly affecting as it piles up scientific research with remarkable dexterity."
Tony Atherston, The Ottawa Citizen

"Recommended"
Educational Media Reviews Online

"[A] captivating examination of how the Earth's systems interact and depend on one another...Approaching the subject from a wide variety of cultural and philisophical viewpoints, Suzuki makes the point that we are a vital part of this 'web of life, ' and challenges viewers to feel that connection and then change the way we act towards our planet."
Teacher Librarian

"Features stunning visuals and is unique in providing a multicultural perspective and philosophical points of view not usually studied with science."
School Library Journal


PURCHASE >>
DVD $250
VHS $250
RENT
DVD $85
VHS $85
PREVIEW >>
DVD
VHS
Reduced rates for activist and grassroots groups. Please inquire.



Links
The Sacred Balance web site
David Suzuki Foundation web site
Teacher's Guide for Grade 10
Teacher's Guide for Grades 11-12
Producer's web site
Study guide


Awards and Festivals
National Primetime Broadcast on PBS
Science and Society Prize, International Television Science Program Festival, Paris
Golden Sheaf Award, Best Science/Nature, Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival
Platinum Remi, WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Planet in Focus, Toronto International Environmental Film Festival
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
Seeing Science Film Festival, Milan

Subjects
Agriculture
Anthropology
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Ecology
Energy
Environmental Ethics
Forests and Rainforests
Humanities
Indigenous Peoples
Philosophy
Religion
Renewable Energy
Science
Technology
Society



Related Titles

Biomimicry
2-part series based on the book Biomimicry - a new science that studies nature 's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems.

Thomas Berry
Portrays the life and work of the famous eco-theologian.

Home Place
Putting the role of human beings in the biosphere back into proper perspective.

Natural Connections
Makes a compelling scientific and ethical case for maintaining biodiversity.

The Nature of David Suzuki
Portrait of geneticist David Suzuki, host of "The Nature of Things."


info@bullfrogfilms.com


Home | About Us | Subjects | Specials | Titles A - Z | New Releases | FAQ | Order Information | Contact
<img src="../graphics/kitchenbf.gif" width="175" height="113" border="0" alt="">
Website design by HYPERSPHERE.
Pages generated using Film Distribution Software™

Bullfrog & Bullfrog Films are registered trademarks of Bullfrog Films, Inc.
All photographs are protected by copyright. For permission to use,
and high resolution press stills, please contact Bullfrog Films.

©2009 Bullfrog Films, Inc. All rights reserved.