A Life on our Planet: Meet the Filmmakers

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Following the launch of WWF’s new film, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet we are delighted to be hosting a special Q&A session with the filmmakers. This is an exclusive opportunity for UKELA members only.

Produced by award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a unique feature documentary which tells the story of life on our planet by the man who has seen more of the natural world than any other. In his 93 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. As he says in the film, “I’ve had the most extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.”

But during his lifetime, Attenborough has also seen first-hand the monumental scale of humanity’s impact on nature. Now, for the first time ever, he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Honest, revealing and urgent, this is Attenborough’s witness statement for the natural world.

This film is now available to watch on Netflix - we recommend you try and watch the film before the session if you can.

Come and hear stories from behind the making of the film the experiences they had in creating this thought-provoking documentary.


  • Alastair Fothergill OBE – Co-founder of Silverback Films and Director/Executive Producer of the film
  • Colin Butfield - Executive Producer of the film and Executive Director of Our Planet, WWF-UK
  • Jake White – Senior Lawyer, WWF-UK
  • Dr Helen Dancer, Lecturer in Law at University of Sussex, for UKELA

Log in to make your booking.  It is free to join this panel discussion, but you must register.  This event is exclusive to members and we will ask you to confirm your membership during the booking process. If you are not a current member, now is the ideal time to join as we are offering the remainder of 2020 free when you join for 2021. More details on our website





Kirsty Schneeberger MBE

5 mins                         

Insight into the making of the film

Alastair Fothergill OBE

10 mins                         

Legal ramifications (relating to film)

Jake White & Dr Helen Dancer

5 mins                         

WWF work – nature-based solutions (science piece)

Colin Butfield

20 mins                         

Q&A session

Colin Butfield to chair Q&A


Close Q&A and wrap up webinar

Colin Butfield

10/22/2020 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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