A poetic vision of Earth from Space
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 transformation 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.
A “Living Atlas journey of our planet, BELLA GAIA creates a direct experience and connection with the creative forces of Earth with fulldome NASA scientific visualizations, guided by the ecstatic music of Kenji Williams.
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, while also celebrating our rich cultural heritage—whose destiny is inextricably linked with our planet Earth.
Recognizing BELLA GAIA’s ability to engage and inspire a wide demographic, NASA recently awarded a significant grant for BELLA GAIA’s education platform for K-12 students across the country. BELLA GAIA shows you how humans and nature are connected, and how art and science are connected. It’s an exploration of the relationship between human civilization and our ecosystem. –Kenji Williams
Produced by Kenji Williams
Running time: 25 minutes