Second Nature documentary


Set in the wilds of South Africa, Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution follows biologist, author, and Time magazine “Hero of the Environment” Janine Benyus and the Biomimicry Institute team as they illustrate how organisms in the natural world can teach us how to be more efficient and sustainable engineers, chemists, architects, and business leaders. Benyus brings a deep affection and admiration for the natural world as she guides the viewer toward a vision of a planet in balance between continued human progress and ecosystem survival.

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Product Description

Film length: 25 minutes
Format: High Definition
Director: Guy Lieberman
Producers: Guy Lieberman and Matthew Rosmarin
Year completed: 2010

Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution was an official selection of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (February 11 – 20, 2011), the Cleveland International Film Festival (March 24 – April 3, 2011), Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival (October 12 – 16, 2011), and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (January 13 – 15, 2012).

Educator’s Guides

To accompany the film’s use in class, free discussion and activity guides are available for upper elementary grades through university. You can find these guides on AskNature (log-in required). If you plan to use the film in class, please purchase a copy of Second Nature with an educational license.

Documentary Trailer

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