In a perfect world man and animal would respect each other, live in harmony, give – not take. In a perfect world we would be protectors, carers, true friends. Not destroyers and takers without conscience.
Ashes and Snow, the feature film by Gregory Colbert, captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through his lens on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth’s remotest places.
‘Written, directed, produced and filmed by Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.’
Edited by two-time Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia; narrated by actors Laurence Fishburne (English), Enrique Roche (Spanish), and Ken Watanabe (Japanese). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan.
Take the time to watch it, and imagine that such harmony and peace can exist.