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Force of Nature: about the film

David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist delivers a 'last lecture' -- what he describes as "a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die".

The film interweaves the lecture with scenes from the places and events in Suzuki's life - creating a biography of ideas - forged by the major social, scientific and cultural events of the past 70 years.

See release dates for ticketing and group sales information.

Stay indoors this Sunday night.

This may be the only time we ask you to watch TV instead of getting out in nature.

Why? The CBC is showing a documentary about David Suzuki's life and legacy.

When? 8pm this Sunday, March 13, and 10pm on Sunday, April 3. Check your local listings or the CBC website to be sure.

Get to know the real David behind his nature programs, and hear about his vision for the environment. He takes you through his upbringing, his time in a Japanese internment camp, his…

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The Test Tube with David Suzuki, an interactive video created by the National Film Board, won Community Campaign of the Year at the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards. In this eye-opening one minute clip, David Suzuki discusses the scientifc reality of population growth, our insatiable appetites, and the consequences of our mass consumerism. Celebrated for the use of social media to get people thinking about how their actions are impacting the planet, this project is a must-see. Still haven't spent…

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The Association of Book Publishers of B.C. has announced that David Suzuki's The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future is among the top ten best non-fiction books published this year in British Columbia.

Read an excerpt from The Legacy or purchase your own copy of one of B.C.'s best books today.

Check out the rest of the books that made the cut in this article from the Vancouver Sun.

This October, David Suzuki has been sharing his legacy and giving advice for a sustainable future across Australia.

In response to his sold-out show at Sydney's Opera House on October 24th, writer Anne Rose turned to her blog to reflect on the powerful effect his words had on the audience. After hearing Suzuki's strong warning that our current way of life "is not sustainable, it is suicidal", Rose says that "I imagine there's not a person in the room, including myself, compelled to double…

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This past weekend's film reviews are in and critics agree Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie by Sturla Gunnarsson shouldn't be missed. Check out the acclaim for the film below.

 In theatres now in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, check out when Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie will be coming to your city.

The memorable nature of David Suzuki, The Globe and Mail, Guy Dixon (4 stars)

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, Metro Toronto, Steve Gow (4 stars)

David Suzuki's Film is a…

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September 28, 2010

Force of Nature Group Sales

Force of Nature will be showing on October 1st in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. See the film and the producers will donate $1 from your ticket to the David Suzuki Foundation.

On October 15th, the film will open in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Halifax. For more details, follow this link.

To find out how to buy tickets for your group, please e-mail: and we will connect you with the group-booking representative from your local theatre.

On September 17th, David Suzuki delivered a stirring speech to a sold out crowd at Vancouver's Kitsilano Secondary School. Listen to the environmentalist reflect on his legacy and what we can do now for a sustainable future.

To hear David speak in your city, check out The Legacy book tour schedule. You can also read an excerpt of the book and order your own copy from

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announced on Sunday that this year's Cadillac People's Choice Documentary Award recipient is Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. Already getting glowing reviews from critics, the film's recognition by festival voters highlights the powerful effect this documentary portrait is having on audiences. 

The director of the film, Sturla Gunnarsson, could not be more thrilled about this achievement. "Force of Nature winning the TIFF Documentary…

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Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 11th, and received glowing comments from top critics.

In his 4 "N" review, NOW magazine's Glenn Sumi calls the documentary "a flattering portrait of the veteran scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster", highlighting Suzuki's moving personal reflections on his family. The Globe and Mail's mini movie review gives the movie four stars, and says the film could be "the…

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From the David Suzuki Foundation headquarters in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood, D+M Speakeasy's host John Burns and David delve into some heavy stuff: mortality, politics, what kind of legacy we're leaving for our children and grandchildren. And of course we hear about The Legacy, David's newest book, and arguably his most thoughtful and personal, as he looks back on not just his own life and that of his family, but humans' life on Earth as well - where we've come from and where we're…

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