National Geographic will release a new documentary, “Living in the Age of Airplanes,” in April. The film, produced and directed by Brian Terwilliger — maker of the 2005 documentary “One Six Right” — takes a positive perspective on air travel with a tour around the world capturing diverse images from the ground and in the air. Harrison Ford narrates, while the score comes from Academy-Award-winning composer James Horner, also a pilot. The film was shot in 95 locations, covering all seven continents and 18 countries, including the South Pole. Footage shot in digital format and IMAX includes ancient landmarks around the globe as well as aerial shots, airplanes and cockpit views.
“Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it’s hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history,” Terwilliger said. “Yet practically overnight, our perception of crossing continents and oceans at 500 mph has turned from fascination to frustration. I want to reignite people’s wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world.” It will be available to 15/70 flat and dome film screens and to all digital screens when it is released worldwide on April 10, 2015. View the trailer here.