SAVING MY TOMORROW Part 3 Airs Earth Day 2015

By Jef Dinsmore on Apr 21, 2015 to Documentaries

saving-my-tomorrowIf you recall HBO started a video initiative looking at how children today can tell us how to save our planet so that they and future generations can enjoy it. It is called SAVING MY TOMORROW. Here, from an HBO Press Release is a reminder about the program.

HBO and The American Museum of Natural History present SAVING MY TOMORROW a six part family series on the environment.  From the children who will inherit the planet, comes a collection of songs, activism, and heartfelt tips for protecting the earth.  Kids share their thoughts on subjects ranging from endangered animals and pollution to climate change.  Behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History, scientists talk with kids about how organisms are affected by a changing earth.  A mix of science, animation, and stories of plants and animals in danger, the series celebrates the natural world and is a call from kids to kids to help take care of the planet.

HBO has already aired and HBOWatch has reviewed Parts 1 and 2 of the series. Now on Earth Day 2015, 04.22 beginning at 7:30pm, HBO will debut Part 3. What follows is a synopsis.

“You are the future generation. You are the ones who are going to have to deal with this mess that everybody else behind us has gotten us into!” says ten-year-old GraceFrom the children who will inherit the planet comes a collection of songs, activism and heartfelt tips for protecting the earth. Kids share their thoughts on a range of environmental issues, from endangered animals and pollution to climate change, while 2 scientists at the American Museum of Natural History talk with kids about how organisms are affected by a changing earth. A lyrical mix of science, animation and music, SAVING MY TOMORROW celebrates the wonders of the natural world and is a call from kids to kids to help take care of the planet.

 

The SAVING MY TOMORROW series includes readings, performances and appearances by Alan Cumming, Laura Dern, Tina Fey, Lennon & Maisy, Ziggy Marley, Audra McDonald, Stephin Merritt, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jason Mraz, savingmytomorrow3_07Liam Neeson, Willie Nelson, Karen O, Susan Sarandon, Pharrell Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Pete Seeger, They Might Be Giants, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dan Zanes. Scenes at the American Museum of Natural History feature scientists Christopher Filardi, PhD (the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation), Christopher Raxworthy, PhD (Department of Herpetology), Michael Novacek, PhD (Provost of Science), Mande Holford, PhD (Division of Invertebrate Zoology), Melanie Stiassny, PhD (Department of Ichthyology), Mark Siddall, PhD (Division of Invertebrate Zoology) and Paul Sweet (Department of Ornithology).

 

 “This show is for the children, because tomorrow belongs to them,” comments Sheila Nevins, president, HBO Documentary Films. “Their passion will make the difference in saving our planet.” As 12-year-old Zoe says, “The adults clearly aren’t doing enough to stop this, so we have to take it into our own hands.”

SAVING MY TOMORROWis a co-presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the American Museum of Natural History; directed and produced by Amy Schatz; produced by Beth Aala; edited by Tom Patterson; supervising producer, Lisa Heller; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

Other HBO air dates: 04.23 at 6:30am; 04.25 at 3:15pm and 04.27 at 8:00am. On HBO2 find it on 04.28 at 9:15am; 04.30 at 7:30pm and into May. It can also be found on HBO Family, HBOGO & HBONow. Plus you can find more information at HBO.com. A a posse of rapping girls say, “Be the Change.”

 










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