Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie


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.

At 73 years of age, David Suzuki, the iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist, delivers what he describes as "a last lecture - a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die."

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie interweaves this lecture with scenes from Suzuki's life - the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years - and offers up a blueprint for sustainability and survival.