Grades 6-12, College, Adult
Directed by Robert J. Long
Produced by Waterhen Film Productions
DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-948-8
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-746-8
Home Place Series
Exploring Human Ecology with J. Stan Rowe
Replaces the human-centered concept of environment with ecosystems.
INSIDE-OUTSIDE, the first program in the "Home Place" series, explores the problem of recognizing and understanding ecosystems from within their boundaries. Images of Earth from space have provided us with a view from outside, making possible a new, more complete perspective. This program discards the human-centered concept of environment, replacing it with a more universal idea of ecosystems. The ecosphere concept is introduced as an alternate world view, in which Earth itself is conceived as a living organism, as an ecological being.
Other titles in the series are:
Life Cycles - Life is a property of Earth.
Partnership - Changing our present exploitative relationship with Earth to one of partnership.
Going Home - Ways to reconnect with the Earth.
"The video does an excellent job of illustrating all of this with the help of some wonderful photography and a clear narrative...I recommend this video for middle school students through senior adults."
Science Books and Films
"Presented effectively and...well-made...Recommended."
"Presented in a style particularly well-suited for younger audiences, this film introduces the concept of an ecosphere, the Earth."
Jeffery A. Thomas, Northland Community College