august, 2017

sun6aug11:30 AM- 1:00 PMLook Who's Minding Our PlanetQueens Museum Block 1 - Short Documentary11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Event Details

Look Who’s Minding Our Planet

“Look Who’s Minding Our Planet” is a short, lyrical film that captures both the beauty of nature at the New York Botanical Garden and the impassioned scientists and aspiring interns who work behind the scenes to understand the complexity, evolution and diversity of the entire plant world.

Country of Origin: United States

 Runtime: 13:00  minutes


About the Director

Sara Lukinson, is an award winning writer and film producer of documentaries and television specials, whose work focuses on biography, the arts and the groundbreakers of our times, and has won her three Emmys and seven Writers Guild of America awards. She has produced and written over 150 short films and 15 full-length documentaries seen on network television specials, PBS, HBO, national cultural events and film festivals. Her subjects have ranged from violinists to political cartoonists, architects, exiled artists, creative innovators and troublemakers- the thinkers and makers of our times.

And most recently, environmentalists and scientists working in the field of biodiversity.

She produced and wrote the film biographies for the Kennedy Center Honors,” for over twenty-five years. She won her Emmy awards for the documentary, “Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler’s House,” and for writing the concert, “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.” She recently wrote the ABC entertainment special, that celebrated the opening of the African American museum in Washington, D.C.

Each year she writes New York City’s annual “9/11 Ceremonies” at Ground Zero. She co-produced the TV special, “The Opening of the 9/11 Museum,” and edited the book, “September Morning.”

What she learned from working on her film, “Look Who’s Minding the Planet,” is as Einstein phrased it, “Look deeply into nature, and you will understand everything better.” To love this earth, is to understand how interconnected it and we, all are.


(Sunday) 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM