directed by: Peter Davis
produced by: Harvey McKinnon
(1998) 44 minutes
“I don’t believe for a minute that I am going to save the world – but if we have a few hundred million people saying ‘I can make a difference’, we will.” – David Suzuki
In this documentary, featured recently on CBC’s acclaimed Life and Times biography series, David speaks candidly and perceptively about his fascinating life – as a child in a Canadian internment camp for Japanese, to brilliant geneticist, to media personality, to Canada’s best-known environmentalist.
Dealing with science, the environment, race relations, Canadian history, and the media, The Nature of David Suzuki encompasses a variety of important and relevant issues.
David Suzuki – award-winning geneticist, television host, best-selling author, celebrated lecturer and environmentalist – has one of the most famous faces in Canada. In fact, he is recognized and admired world-wide, from Australia to Zimbabwe.
As host of the popular science show, The Nature of Things, Suzuki has been bringing science to millions of people around the world for more than twenty years. Yet few people know the man behind the face.
The portrait that emerges reveals a man who is an honest and insightful critic of his own character and who is not afraid to challenge his own assumptions and conditioning.