Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on the book of the same name by Canadian broadcaster David Suzuki, the four-part PBS documentary series Sacred Balance studied the interconnectedness of all life on earth, coupled with, in Suzuki's words, "a vision of humanity's faith in nature." The episodes demonstrated how humankind and nature are mutually dependant, and how the world is in a constant state of change, not always for the better, due to man's presence. Also probed was the manner in which the "balance" of the title was maintained via perpetuation of the food chain, periodic fires and floods, and ecological wisdom. Sacred Balance premiered September 3, 2003.
earth, ecology, ecosystem, food-chain, interdependence, man-vs-nature, natural-history, natural-resources, nature, perspectives