'Learning to See: The World of Insects'
(Robert Oelman, Christian Lopez / Blu-ray / NR / 2018 / Filmrise - MVD Visual)
Overview: 'Learning to See: The World of Insects - Special Edition' is one man's transformational journey to find the Amazon's strangest creatures.
Blu-ray Verdict: In what has quickly become rather a delightful program to settle in with and watch here in my family, 'Learning To See' explores photography, art, entomology, travel, and the rainforest, and its' message goes deeper than its' visual richness.
Furthermore, the film asks what inspires a person to change and why it's important to preserve the natural world that we inhabit. It underscores the fact that we as human beings have a much greater capacity to see and understand our world if we would just open our eyes and see what is in front of us.
Making it even more personal, for both the director Jake Oelman and us, as viewers, it documents the work of his father, nature photographer Robert Oelman.
Struggling with a midlife crisis, Robert leaves his established psychology career in the early 1990s to pursue his real passion of photography.
Moving from the U.S. to the rainforests of Colombia, he records and connects with over 15,000 previously undiscovered species of bugs, magnifying the tiniest of creatures in the most spectacular fashion.
This magnificently photographed film is an inspiring personal transformation story that invites each of us to learn to see the beauty in all that is ... no matter what it is.
A beautiful portrait of discovery, connectivity and harmony, 'Learning to See: The World of Insects' is a must-have for those with inquisitive families. This is a Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
'The Making of' Featurette
'All of It' Music Video
Extra Scenes - (Butterfly, Caiman, Hummingbirds, Indigo, Ocelot)