"Like a mother protects her children, we want that kind of love for the planet."
Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia
Flickering points of light scattered in a black sky. The barely audible skitter of insects in the shadows of towering sandstone cliffs. The wonder of a delicate spider web. Wild Hope tells the story of our deep spiritual connection to the natural world, a connection that has the power to rewire our brains, take us back to our deepest roots, and change how we think and act in a world needing our care. This short documentary combines personal story, science, and passion in a unique mix to inspire viewers to protect wild ecosystems against an unrelenting materialistic culture that’s producing social malaise and an uninhabitable planet. Our economic system fails us, but our tie to the natural world is elemental. Scientific studies document the power of nature to induce pro-social behavior, reduce stress, shorten healing times, and ameliorate trauma. Psychological research verifies that the awe of the natural world turns our attention away from ourselves, inviting us to transcend our day-to-day agendas , to un-self and to care. We don’t have decades to change course. Wild Hope, dares to challenge the economic underpinnings driving climate change, and awaken us to the possibility of a more meaningful life—a life defined not by consumption, but by compassion.
The time to spread this crucial message is now.