Exploring Nature's inherent capacity to create harmony amidst diversity, through insightful dialogue, poetic narrative and immersive visuals. A visceral VR experience of interconnectivity, embedded in the etymology of Nature.
Nature is defined as the innate or essential quality of Being. Is the key to finding harmony as human beings embedded in the word Nature itself? “Natura” reverse engineers the medicine inherent in Nature through the lens of etymology. Interconnectivity, evolution & the elegantly ordered complexity of life are showcased through immersive visuals and poignant interviews, guided by a spoken word narrative. We journey with a diverse spectrum of teachers, speakers, & thought leaders to uncover how Nature self-organizes, using diversity as a medium for growth. Trees self-pruning, the meaning behind plants, the cycles of water & the composition of stars. In revealing the essential workings of nature, Natura is an opportunity to educate & inspire a return to our roots.
We as a passionate team of visionary storytellers and filmmakers will offer a visceral, insightful journey through this fundamental shift in worldview by exploring the ‘principle of life’ right down to its roots.
We will speak with professors from a background of studies which focus on the origins of words and nature. They will discuss the importance of words, history, expand and bring validity to support other interviewees from various fields. Various Linguistic professors who are well versed in Etymology and Ethnobotany. Specifically, Dr. Nancy Turner an expert in the field of language and vocabulary relating to plants. Author and contributor of over 20 books and hundreds of papers and publications.
Documentary, doctors and documents, all come from docere which means teach. The universe is in the hands of our children. The word education originates from bringing out qualities from within. We live in a society where education systems were created on the foundation of industrialization with systematic processes. Nature school teachers will speak about the importance of how they work with children to lead them to nurture their own qualities. We will look at human experiences in nature and discuss the importance of that connection created at a young age.
Selected Conscious Experts will speak to the importance of Nature: Guru Singh practices are deeply ingrained in Nature. He is a third-generation yogi, master spiritual teacher, author, and musician who's practices are rooted in humanology. He can speak confidently of Nature's value and importance bringing connectivity and healing to the universe. A snapshot of a true influential leader and lover of the wisdom of nature.
A tour in the Squamish Valley Longtime woodworker Daniel Wall takes us for a tour on his lush property in the Squamish Valley to share magnificent old growth trees & lessons from nature. As we document, his perspective & connection with nature he reveals various qualities of trees that relate to humans.
Spoken word narratives will introduce and fuse different sections of the film. The settings will embrace nature's elements. A montage will mix various speakers from different age groups and ethnicities delivering a unified message.
We will dive in to get a close up look and reveal characteristics of Nature sharing details often overlooked. Scenes will include Nature in its raw visual form, without people present. Overlaid audio will divulge the visual findings from diverse interviews and expert teachers.
Scenes will have experts speakers touring around nature and elaborate on enlightening lessons within Nature showing examples of lessons within Nature. Ex: How trees Self prune, let go of their own branches to grow stronger.
The films will appeal to a very large audience from diverse spectrums. As we reveal amazing lessons we tune in to our audience and touch them in ways for them to care. Sparking curiosity in them to wonder more. The films discusses and brings awareness to health, diversity and connections with Nature supported by etymology in a way not commonly explored. Health literally from an etymological perspective is the path to unity.
Times are changing in this world and individuals are working on becoming more conscious. Discovering and understanding more about others and more importantly themselves. A large % of humanity care about nature and are interested in learning more about the environment and our own nature and qualities.
The market of individuals interested in Etymology is likely small but this is a creative professional project that is about shifting our perspective. A dive into Nature from a different view. But the % of humans working on personal growth, who are interested in Nature, or who are working through mental health challenges is drastically large. These are the viewers who are captivated by the messages and findings found behind Natura.
A series of habitual instagram posts to bring awareness to the project. Ex: Fireweed. A weed that colonizes the soil from old forest fires, literally bringing back to life the environment. Fire's etymology refers to Fire as "animate" and "a living force". When looked at old traditions, Native Americans understood that fire, though dangerous and potentially destructive, could also be life-giving.
Can we come into our nature? “Natura”: Our “birth”. Our “quality” of what makes us unique. Our “Nat”: What we were “born” for. “Nasci”: Be Born. Can we BE what we were born for or or how does our environment shape us? To be is infinitive, subjunctive, and imperative.
This a dark world we live in, but we will focus on the bringing light to the darkness and know ways to share imagery, and findings that literally bring growth from Darkness. Ex: Moss grows in Dark. People want to be around positivity, and the film will shed light on Nature in a new way.