Suzuki at 80

After more than 50 years in the public eye, you may think you’ve seen David Suzuki in just about every way possible: almost naked, confronting industry, arguing with government, jumping out of planes, skateboarding down the street, and even buried up to his neck in a bog. No wonder we all think we know who he is. But in this deeply personal show you’ll meet a David Suzuki you haven’t seen before.

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We join Suzuki on a typical day in his life: from his early morning stroll, to the studio and the field to record segments for The Nature of Things. Interviews with his family reveal the husband, father and grandfather known to his grandkids as “Bompa”. We share funny, frustrating and inspiring moments as old friends weigh in and colleagues from the Nature of Things share surprising behind-the- scenes stories.

For David this intimate portrait is an opportunity to share what he’s learned and his hopes for the future. Rooted in his scientific training and his environmental activism these are reflections on everything else: from his personal heroes to his own mortality, from family to confrontation and cooperation.

produced, directed and written by
Daniel Zuckerbrot
Donna Zuckerbrot

executive producers
Daniel Zuckerbrot
Donna Zuckerbrot

produced by
Joshua Zuckerbrot

Carole Larsen

director of photography
Michael Grippo

original music
Marvin Dolgay

additional camera
Joshua Zuckerbrot

sound recordists
Mark Barry
Igal Petel
Millar Montgomery
Mike Myrden

assistant editor
Andrew Kines

visual research & clearances
Gina Cali

re-recording mixer
Grant Edmonds

supervising audio
Andy Frech

assistant sound editor
Keith O’Rourke

colourist / online editor
Jozef Karoly

legal affairs
Richard Hanet, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP

Richard Warburton, Kay & Warburton

Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.

stock & archival material
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBC Vancouver
Tamo Campos
Kensington Communications
Mark Klotz
Prystupa / National Observer
New Energy Media
David Suzuki Foundation
Cullis-Suzuki Family

special thanks
Deanna Bayne
Diane Brown
Maryse Dube
Leora Eisen
Charlotte Engel
Alan Handel
John Lucchesi
Frances-M Morrison
Miles Richardson
Andre Seow
Caroline Underwood
Jim Williamson
Haida Heritage Centre
David Suzuki Foundation
Ron Zalko Fitness and Yoga

a special thank you to David’s family
Tara Cullis
Tamiko Suzuki
Troy Suzuki
Laura Suzuki & Peter Cook
Severn Cullis-Suzuki & Judson Brown
Sarika Cullis-Suzuki & Chris Rhodes

Tamo Campos
Midori Campos
Jonathan Suzuki-Cook
Ganhlaans Suzuki-Brown
Tiisaan Suzuki-Brown
Ryo Suzuki Rhodes

produced with the participation of

Canada Media Fund

The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

with the assistance of the Government of Ontario –
The Ontario Film & Television Tax Credit

produced by
Reel Time Images

for the CBC

director of production
Alexandra Lane

director of finance
Julie Lawlor

executive in charge of production
Sue Dando

executive director
Unscripted Content
Jennifer Dettman

The Nature of Things with David Suzuki

produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


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