Force Of Nature

Feature Documentary

featuring David Suzuki


Director/Writer:  Sturla Gunnarsson

Cinematorgrapher:  Tony Westman

Editor:  Nick Hector

Producers:  Janice Tufford, Sturla Gunnarsson

Executive Producer:  Laszlo Barna


Force Of Nature

TIFF Documentary People’s Choice Award

“…possibly the most convincing and fascinating argument yet heard on every person’s right to a clean Earth.”


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.