Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

Sturla Gunnarsson
2010 | 1 h 32 min
This feature documentary profiles the life and work of world-renowned Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki on the occasion of his last lecture in 2009—a lecture he describes as “a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die.” As Suzuki reflects on his family history—including the persecution of Japanese Canadians during WWII—and his discovery of the power and beauty of the natural world, we are spurred to examine our own relationship to nature, scientific knowledge, and sustainability throughout modernity and beyond.

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Cinematography in a Documentary Program or Series
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
  • VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award
    International Film Festival, Vancouver
  • Cadillac People's Choice Documentary Award
    International Film Festival, Toronto