Remembering Norman Lear
We were blessed to have Norman Lear’s wisdom woven throughout our film Gratitude Revealed. In the course of this year, his profound insights has been shared in over a thousand screenings, reaching and touching the hearts of tens of thousands of viewers.
The following clip has never been shared before, and is a window into what shaped Norman’s personal journey. It’s an honor to share with you now.
Lear's influence extends beyond the screen, becoming a guiding force in fighting the good fight to save our democracy.
His insights, shared generously, across have become a source of inspiration and reflection to our collective consciousness and understanding of our world.
As we remember Norman Lear, and the gift of having worked with him, we acknowledge the privilege of having his wisdom contribute to our collective understanding.
His legacy lives on through the countless individuals who have been touched by his words, In our continued journey, we carry forward the lessons and insights gifted to us by Norman Lear.
Of note, Lyn Lear, wife of Norman Lear, and producer of Fantastic Fungi, joined Director Louie Schwartzberg to open the U.N. Climate Summit on the floor of the General Assembly by creating a powerful short video on the urgency of addressing the environment, called A World of Solutions, narrated by Morgan Freeman and music by Hans Zimmer.
The duo were interviewed by Bill Moyer together to discuss Fantastic Fungi, not knowing yet how well it would be received by the world, sparking a global trend and love for fungi and the mycelium network.
A Letter from Louie Scwartzberg
One of the giants of our industry passed yesterday.
Norman Lear was a mentor and second father to me. He inspired me to make films that celebrate Life and protect what we love.
Norman disrupted the TV landscape by bringing challenging topics like bigotry, prejudice, abortion, and war, into mainstream sitcom TV, and made us laugh and cry at the human condition, while still being rated the number one TV shows of the 70's and 80's. It was the ultimate judo move to help us break barriers and see we are just another version of each other.
When a ship sails over the horizon, although we can no longer see it, it does not mean it is gone. Norman's love of life will live in our hearts forever.