We are excited to announce that our Director Bessy Adut has begun development of her first feature film! Her latest screenplay, Searching for God in Antarctica, will be a documentary film offering an all-encompassing look at the connection of humanity. In this journey, two young environmental activists will set out on a journey to find, and ask, questions about God, spirituality and science.
Antarctica will provide the breathtaking backdrop for this soul-searching journey and exploration of the intersection of spirituality and science.
Searching for God in Antarctica aims to combine the awe-inducing aesthetic of Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of The World with the thought-provoking ideas explored in Morgan Freeman’s The Story of God.
“There are a lot of people who don’t believe in science and perhaps an even higher number of people who don’t believe in God,” says Bessy Adut. “I’m hoping in Antarctica we’ll find a common ground for both skeptic groups.”
First, the film will show and tell the basics of Antarctica. This is a continent where there is no native population other than the scientists from around the world who live there temporarily for research purposes. In fact, there are about 70 research stations sprinkled across Antarctica, representing 29 countries from each continent on Earth. As Antarctica is being used as a scientific preserve, no one is allowed to take anything, natural or man-made.
The documentary team will touch on the spiritual, such as the common belief that many scientists don’t believe in God and why, and will also explore the power of our thoughts and energies in relation to quantum physics in the New Thought movement. Finally, the film will combine them with the scientific issues such as climate change, global warming, deforestation, and ocean pollution.
The film aims not only to inform viewers on these topics, but also to educate the viewer on how to take direct action in their communities. What can global citizens do today to help create a brighter tomorrow?
“I have hope for the future,” says Director Bessy Adut. “I believe when people educate themselves on different views other than their own, we can learn to be more tolerant towards one another.
“No matter what God we believe in, or even if some of us don’t believe at all, the reality is we’re all going to need to work together to save the world. The only way that’s going to happen is with increased awareness and direct action.
“I believe our film is going to wake viewers up from all ages and creeds to the dangers that the human race is facing right now, the correlation of these issues to our past mistakes and the lives those mistakes cost, so that we can all work together to create a brighter tomorrow.”
Visit the Searching for God website for more information about the film and how you can help!