We Know Not What We Do is an inspirational call for a moral and spiritual shift in how we humans live on Planet Earth, if we do not choose to face extinction.
We Know Not What We Do, a feature documentary produced by Aaron Taylor and created and directed by Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker, is a tough but tender plea to human beings. It presents both the voice of love and the voice of reason, as it sets out to creatively examine the most important challenge of our time: man’s relationship to his environment. The film presents the story of this very misunderstood relationship, and how the misunderstanding has caused destruction in both the biosphere and the biodiversity of planet Earth.
Not an angry expose, We Know Not What We Do spotlights areas, both rural and urban, and people, both victims of the destruction and leaders in stopping the destruction, and presents interviews with some of the brightest minds alive today. The film discovers exactly what is being sacrificed because of our unbridled addiction for fossil fuels and examines our lack of will that we display about solving this crisis.
We Know Not What We Do explores our ideas and misconceptions of “wealth,” expansion and economic growth. Dare we cut back, cut down or even completely change our energy course, vying for only renewable energies, or will that throw our world into chaos? Is it possible for our species to become a tight knit community of human beings that can work together for survival?
While many choose to ignore this puzzle altogether, We Know Not What We Do urges us to face the challenge, solve the dilemma, or run the risk of extinction.
Global Change Institute / Skeptical Science
Nobel Prize-Winning U.N. Panel on Climate Change
Evan Pugh Professor of Geo-sciences at Penn State
Associate Professor at Texas A&M University
Song Writer, Poet
Kivalina (Alaska) Relocation Project Coordinator
Resident of Kivalina, Alaska
REV. KIM MORROW
Executive Director Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light
REV. RICHARD CIZIK
President, New Evangelical Partnership for Common Good, D.C. Lobbyist
STEVE M. ANDERSON
Brigadier General (Retired), US Army
Therapeutics Research Inst., President and Senior Research Scientist, Executive Director/Senior Policy Analyst Omaha Asian Inst.
Former UN advisor
Founder, Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival
Stills from the documentary, Aluna – directed by Alan Ereira
Voice-over – Price Hall
International poet and painter, excerpt from his poem, Galaxia
New York Times Bestselling Author, The Green Boat
Former Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies / Director, Climate Science, Awareness & Solutions Program, Columbia University
CHIEF LEONARD CROW DOG
Spiritual Leader of 538 Lakota Tribes , Head of Shield the People