Prince William: A Planet for Us All

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Marty Brown, Common Sense Media
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British documentary features young environmental activists.

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Positive Messages

Prince William: A Planet for Us All focuses on how small proactive changes can have a huge positive effect on nature and the environment.

Positive Role Models

Prince William is an advocate for preserving nature and the environment, and he spends time with others working on small and large scale projects to create positive change.

Violence

The hunting and killing of animals is described in several places, and the deteriorating quality of our environment due to climate change and other factors is explored.

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Consumerism

Consumerism is not overtly featured, but there is some focus on commerce and the effect it can have on nature, from the hunting and sale of scallops to the killing of rhinos and elephants for their horns and tusks.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Prince William mentions being hungover at one point. No drugs or smoking are featured.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Prince William: A Planet for Us All is a documentary about taking steps to preserve nature and the environment. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, travels throughout Britain and to Africa in order to highlight some steps activists are taking to preserve wildlife, such as de-incentivizing poachers from killing rhinos and elephants for their horns and tusks. A specific focus is given to children who are proactive about protecting the environment and learning about nature. Prince William feels a responsibility to preserve the climate and the environment for future generations.

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What's the story?

PRINCE WILLIAM: A PLANET FOR US ALL follows Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as he travels throughout Britain and Africa. An advocate for environmental issues and preserving nature, Prince William visits activists that have been making positive changes in their communities, from a group of school children who have created an insect preserve called Bug-ingham Palace to activists working to stop poachers from killing rhinos for their horns.

Is it any good?

Reminders that small changes can have a major impact are always welcome. Prince William: A Planet for Us All is a straightforward documentary about people taking ambitious but achievable steps to preserve nature in their local communities. There's a specific focus on young children educating themselves about nature and becoming local activists for positive change, like Caillin and Maia Patterson, sisters who founded the Ullapool Sea Savers to help preserve the local coastline. Prince William seems to be drawing from a breadth of knowledge, and has an easy way of putting tiny aspects of nature into larger contexts. All in all, A Planet for Us All is a gentle reminder that activism can begin in small, practical ways.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Prince William. Who is Prince William? Why is he an important advocate for environmental issues? How does he advocate for change?

  • Why do Prince William and the others featured here feel so strongly about preserving nature? What has drawn them to these specific causes?

  • What are some positive steps outlined for preserving nature in A Planet for Us All? What are some of the things that environmentalists are doing to make positive change? How can those small changes have a large impact?

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