A World of Solutions

Morgan Freeman narrates this sequel to 'What's Possible,' the U.N. Climate Summit opening film.
Sep 29, 2014·
TakePart Staff

A week after the short film What's Possible opened the U.N. Climate Summit, Lyn Lear and director Louie Schwartzberg are back with a sequel that expands on their vision for climate change solutions.

A World of Solutions was created by a team including director Louie Schwartzberg, producer Lyn Davis Lear, writer Andrew Dickson, Moving Art Studio, and the Lear Family Foundation.

Lear wrote in The Huffington Post:

Director Louie Schwartzberg and I had similar visions about the beauty and natural violence of evolution and the millions of years it took before human beings arrived on this planet. Then beginning with the Industrial Revolution, in less than two hundred years, man had almost brought this beautiful, complex creation to the brink of extinction. Inconceivable…right?

We wanted to show that we are still in peril, but more, we have the means to solve our problems in the present. There are many reasons to be optimistic and hopeful.

Part of that hope was to make a comparison of the semi-conscious mycelium root/soil system of the earth that feeds all plant life to the burgeoning Internet-connected global society we are evolving into today. If we could learn to use the Internet and mass media wisely we could be a powerful means for good and for progress.

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Directed by Louie Schwartzberg Written by Andrew Dickson Produced by Lyn Davis Lear Narrated by Morgan Freeman Music by Hans Zimmer, Michael Brook Editors Craig Thomas Quinlan, Alan Wain Post Production Supervisor Courtney Earlywine Assistant Editor Annie Wilkes Line Producer Elease Lui Post Production by Moving Art, Shapeshifter Post Visual Effects by 422 South Assistant to Director Erin Richardson With footage generously donated by BlackLight Films, Climate of Change, Courtesy of Climate Reality Project Contact, Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Daimler, Wings of Life Courtesy of Disneynature, EarthSky, Filmthropic, Howard Hall, Moving Art, NewCom.GMBH, Oceanic Preservation Society, Planet Ocean, Courtesy of Hope Production, PAX Scientific, Digital Cinema Microscopy by Richard Weinberg, Momentum for Change Courtesy of Secretariat of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol Other footage provided by Ad Meskens, ClipCanvas, Corbis, Getty Images, Gunawan Kartapranata, Magnes Manske, Martin St. Amant, Pond5, T3 Media, Wikipedia Very special thanks to Alan Horn, Dan Thomas, Duane Elgin, Jonathan Klein, RALLY, Scott James, Skoll Foundation, Larry Kopald, Lear Family Foundation, Mark Johnson, Michael Pitiot, Richard Wilson, Yann Arthus-Bertrand