"We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and in our governing institutions, that Earth with all its life is our only home." Signed by 15 364 scientists.
Planet Earth takes the stage and tells the people of Earth the most dramatic story of our time. The story of humankind reaching the edge of extinction. If people would listen now, there might be time to save the sea – the cradle of life.
For the first time in human history, more people die of excessive eating than of hunger, more people die of old age than of diseases and more people commit suicide than die through the hands of soldiers, terrorists and criminals combined. These developments have been made possible by the seemingly never-ending growth of the economy. It has helped human species transform Earth to the extent that our time has been named Anthropocene - the age of human force. Yet success hides a great danger.
The monologue "Non-human" dwells into the topic, how humankind is managing the planet they live on and how much force it has gained while doing it. Humankind has lost control over the force and it has unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years, wherein many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century.
The production was created by Kaisa Roover and Siim Maaten (starring). It is based on scientific research and conclusions. It was developed under the watchful eyes of PhD Aveliina Helm and PhD Lauri Laanisto.
Planeetta Maa valtaa näyttämön ja kertoo maapallon asukkaille aikamme dramaattisimman tarinan. Tarinan siitä kuinka ihmislaji on lähellä sukupuuttoon kuolemista. Jos ihmiset kuuntelisivat nyt, saattaisi olla aikaa pelastaa meri – elämän kehto.
Vår planet tar över scenen och berättar för jordens invånare vår tids mest dramatiska berättelse. En historia om mänsklighetens väg mot utrotning. Om människor skulle lyssna nu skulle det kanske ännu finnas tid att rädda havet - livets vagga.
Developed and directed by Siim Maaten and Kaisa Roover
Lights: Ivar Piterskihh, Ida Lepparu
Photography: Kaisa Roover
Siim Maaten on why he did it: