From the filmmakers at BBC Earth, comes two incredible films that will inspire awe and fascination in the youngest of minds and the oldest of spirits. Both One Life, which is playing in limited release in the United States and Africa which is now available on DVD, blew me away with the intimate, microscopic look at the vast, far away lands that I now feel like I have visited. I think I said the phrase “oh my God” and “whoa” more times while watching these films than I did in the entire viewing of the Les Misérables, which is pretty unheard of for me.
Mommies protecting their young, daddies providing for their families; birth and death, survival of the fittest, the wonders of mother nature and the circle of life in all its glory. All of it just left me in awe of our world. I felt lucky to be alive and also very aware that the some of the petty issues that affect my life, are really just that; petty, compared to the grand scheme of things.
Also, seeing these films with my husband who is a video and film director/producer, I was frequently reminded how hard it was to make these films. The cinematography is incomparable. One of the fun facts I read was that out of the 553 cameras used in the making of Africa, only 8 were harmed. Two were actually eaten, one by a lion and one by an elephant. That’s pretty amazing.
I hope you’ll take the time to see one or both of these films. Both of them are educational and entertaining and good for the entire family. Though there are a few scenes that freaked them out a little bit, both my daughters enjoyed the films and now want to go on an African safari!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BBC Worldwide.