Sacred Balance is a 4-part documentary series hosted by David Suzuki and based on his book of the same name. It was filmed on 6 continents in many unusual locations from major cities to remote communities. Major scientists, philosophers, and Indigenous elders were interviewed, including E.O. Wilson, James Lovelock, Brian Swimme, Julie Payette, and Veer Bahdra Mishra.
Sacred Balance was the first documentary program in Canada filmed and delivered in HD. It won a Platinum Award for Ecology, Environment, and Conservation at WorldFest Houston 2004, a Science & Society Prize at the International Television Science Programme Festival Paris 2003, and Golden Sheaf Awards for Science & Nature and Best Sound at the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival. It was accompanied by a multimedia interactive website.
Series includes source tapes on HDCAM, Betacam (some original & some transfers from HDCAM), Super 16mm (in South African mines that were too humid for HDCAM tape), and title sequences and graphic elements on HDCAM. Also includes an external hard drive with .mov files, various broadcast versions in English and French on HDCAM, Betacam, and DVD, audio for broadcast versions, music masters, and voice overs on DA8 tapes and CD.
Textual records include tape logs, complete transcripts, purchase orders, invoices, correspondence with festivals, correspondence and agreements with broadcasters, funding applications, tax credit applications, financial statements, permits, budgets, cost reports, contracts with cast & crew, and other records.
Series also contains production stills and promotional materials: booklets, shirts, and fleece jackets.
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