Global lockdown: About David A

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Global lockdown: About David Attenborough’s ‘The Year Earth Changed’

David Attenborough’s new doccie, ‘The Year Earth Changed’, explores what happened in nature when the world ‘shut down’ due to the coronavirus.

Global lockdown: About David A

Image: YouTube/Apple TV

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 Year Earth Changed

Apple TV+ will launch this doccie along with the second seasons of documentary series Tiny World and Earth at Night in Color.

Set to premiere globally in more than 100 countries on 16 April 2021, each of these groundbreaking originals will captivate and inspire viewers to herald Earth Day.

Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance and is also acknowledged by the South African government.

“During this most difficult year many people have reappraised the value and beauty of the natural world and taken great comfort from it,” said Attenborough. “But the lockdown also 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.”

According to Vital Thrills, the documentary showcases footage from around the world after an unprecedented year.

A love letter to planet Earth

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 – like reducing cruise ship traffic, closing beaches a few days a year – can help nature bounce back.

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The documentary is produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, directed by Tom Beard, and executive produced by Mike Gunton and Alice Keens-Soper.

Watch the trailer down here