BELLA GAIA is an audio-visual presentation that illuminates the connections between natural systems and human activities and inspires audiences to act as stewards for our shared resources. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, award winning filmmaker and composer Kenji Williams created BELLA GAIA to simulate this transformative effect called the "Overview Effect". Working closely with NASA's scientific visualization studio, the award winning BELLA GAIA successfully simulates space flight, taking the audience on a spectacular journey around planet Earth. With gripping NASA scientific visualizations, guided by the hypnotic, ecstatic music of Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA showcases a thought-provoking stream of crucial scientific data regarding our imperiled eco-systems while also celebrating the amazing cultural heritage of humanity. A "Living Atlas" journey of our planet, BELLA GAIA creates a direct experience and connection with the creative forces of Earth. BELLA GAIA uses the media-rich languages of today to present audiences compelling visualizations of scientific data, natural systems and humanity's impact on nature in a way that taps audience's emotional intelligence and facilitates deeper cognitive understanding of today's complex issues.
BELLA GAIA tells the story of the Living Universe, exploring both human and natural expressions of the Living Universe through dance, data visualizations, and music, and explores humanity's ultimate challenge as we enter a new epoch called the Anthropocene; where humans become the driving force of environmental change on planet Earth.
Recognizing BELLA GAIA's ability to engage and inspire a wide demographic, NASA recently awarded a half-million dollar grant for BELLA GAIA's education platform for k-12 students across the country.
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