The Secret Life of Plants
The Secret Life of Plants d. Walon Greene c. 1979
HAOMA TV Episode 1
Based on the 1973 book The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, this sprawling documentary takes a deep dive into the vanguard of plant perception.
Described as a "fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man," the film explores the emotional experiences of plants, and the ways in which they they may communicate them. Directed by Walon Green, whose screenwriting credits also include The Wild Bunch and RoboCop 2, the film utilizes time-lapse photography to capture the trippy beauty of the natural world.
With a soundtrack written and recorded by none other than Stevie Wonder, who later released the work as a standalone album called Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants, this genre-defining documentary was the obvious choice for the inaugural episode of Haoma TV.