HBO AND THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY PRESENT "SAVING MY TOMORROW," STARTING WITH A FAMILY SPECIAL DEBUTING DEC. 15, FOLLOWED BY A SERIES BEGINNING ON EARTH DAY, APRIL 22, 2015, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
Shows Feature The Voices Of Tina Fey, Lennon & Maisy, Ziggy Marley, Susan Sarandon, Liam Neeson, Neil deGrasse Tyson And Willie Nelson, Among Others
"Earth is our home. We only have one and if we mess this up... where do we go next? We don't have another earth right next to us, just in case we lose this one," says Hippocrates Polemis, an eight-year-old featured in SAVING MY TOMORROW.
In a unique partnership, HBO and the American Museum of Natural History present SAVING MY TOMORROW, starting with a family special about the environment, debuting MONDAY, DEC. 15, and continuing in 2015 as a four-part series beginning on Earth Day, April 22, exclusively on HBO.
From the children who will inherit the planet comes a collection of songs, activism and heartfelt tips for protecting the earth. Kids share their thoughts on subjects ranging from endangered animals to climate change, while exploring stories with the museum's scientists about the plants and animals that are affected. A lyrical mix of science, animation and music, SAVING MY TOMORROW celebrates the wonders of the natural world and is a call from kids to kids to help take care of the planet.
The special and the series feature readings by Alan Cumming, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Susan Sarandon, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeffrey Wright and more, alongside an appearance by Pharrell Williams and musical performances by Lennon & Maisy, Ziggy Marley, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jason Mraz, Willie Nelson, Karen O, Pete Seeger, They Might Be Giants and Dan Zanes. Also featured are scientists from the American Museum of Natural History, who guide kids through rarely seen museum collections, sharing insights about the importance of biodiversity and conservation.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with HBO on this important program highlighting children's passion for nature and their instinctive sense of responsibility to care for our environment," says Ellen V. Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History. "Our children will inherit the planet, so it is only fitting that their thoughts, concerns and inherent love of nature be part of the larger conservation discussion."
"This show is for the children, because tomorrow belongs to them," comments Sheila Nevins, president, HBO Documentary Films. "Their passion will make the difference in saving our planet."
As 12-year-old Zoe says, "The adults clearly aren't doing enough to stop this, so we have to take it into our own hands."
SAVING MY TOMORROW is a co-presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the American Museum of Natural History; directed and produced by Amy Schatz; produced by Beth Aala; edited by Tom Patterson; supervising producer, Lisa Heller; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.