The Year Earth Changed is a love letter to planet Earth.
In celebration of Earth Day 2021, Apple TV+ will debut ‘The Year Earth Changed’, an original documentary special narrated by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning broadcaster David Attenborough. The documentary is set to premiere globally in more than 100 countries on April 16, 2021. It is a groundbreaking original that will captivate and inspire viewers to herald Earth Day, the world’s largest annual environmental movement.
During this most difficult past year, many people have reappraised the value and beauty of the natural world and taken great comfort from it. The worldwide lockdown created a unique experiment that has thrown light on the impact we have on the natural world. “The stories of how wildlife responded have shown that making even small changes to what we do can make a big difference,” said Attenborough.
Showcasing exclusive footage from around the world after an unprecedented year, ‘The Year Earth Changed’ is a timely documentary special that takes a fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. From hearing birdsong in deserted cities, to witnessing whales communicating in new ways, to encountering capybaras in South American suburbs, people all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before. In the one-hour special, viewers will witness how changes in human behavior — reducing cruise ship traffic, closing beaches a few days a year, identifying more harmonious ways for humans and wildlife to coexist — can have a profound impact on nature.
The documentary will highlight the ways nature bouncing back can give us hope for the future. Watch the trailer here.