Apple TV+ special documentary “The Year Earth Changed” has won the Television Academy Honors award. Narrated by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning broadcaster and UN Champion of the Earth Sir David Attenborough, the documentary showcases the return of mother nature during the global COVID-19 pandemic through uplifting stories of the natural world from around the world.
Apple TV+ is also set to premiere a new natural docu-series “Prehistoric Planet” on May 23 through May 27 to transport viewers to a world that existed 66 million years; where dinosaurs ruled on land, in sea and air.
Apple TV+ award-winning documentary “The Year Earth Changed” to embrace the return of mother nature
Directed by Tom Bears, the award-winning documentary is produced by BBC Studios and executive produced by Mike Gunton and Alice Keens-Soper. “The Year Earth Changed” features exclusive footage of return of birdsong in abandoned cities, capybaras in suburbs, and other natural phenomena around the world when air flights were halted, trains, buses and cars were grounded, factories were shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, is a love letter to planet Earth, highlighting the ways nature bouncing back can give us hope for the future. “
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 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.
Previously, the special documentary has also received nominations for Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, Online Film, and Television Association Awards, and the Royal Television Society, UK Awards.