The Gospel According to Darwin

The Green Planet Reveals the Secret Inner Life of Plants and Biodiversity

Dazzlingly deploying cutting edge cinematic equipment and techniques, plus the latest scientific knowledge, the ​five-part nonfiction series The Green Planet presents a rare flora’s-eye-view of life on Earth. This BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit production is hosted by Sir David Attenborough, who spryly traverses from and traipses through rain forests, deserts, mountains and the frozen north to “See our planet as never before… from the plants’ perspective,” the renowned naturalist intones in his smooth, soothing, familiar voice as the documentary opens.

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Ed Rampell was named after legendary CBS broadcaster Edward R. Murrow because of his TV exposes of Senator Joe McCarthy. Rampell majored in Cinema at Manhattan’s Hunter College and is an L.A.-based film historian/critic who co-organized the 2017 70th anniversary Blacklist remembrance at the Writers Guild theater in Beverly Hills and was a moderator at 2019’s “Blacklist Exiles in Mexico” filmfest and conference at the San Francisco Art Institute. Rampell co-presented “The Hollywood Ten at 75” film series at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and is the author of Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States and co-author of The Hawaii Movie and Television Book.    

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