Normal Is Over (103’ min) is a compelling and visually rich film directed by award winning, and investigative TV-journalist Renée Scheltema. Her film chronicles the way humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: species extinction, climate change, the depletion of critical natural resources, and industrial control of our food production.
This unique documentary examines how our economic and financial system connects all these issues, and offers solutions, which could be implemented immediately, from practical everyday fixes to rethinking the overarching myths of our time.
Renée takes off on a multinational voyage, meeting not only prominent experts, but also everyday citizens who concentrate on matters such as organic agriculture, the banning of plastic, saving species, ecological economics, sustainable architecture, renewable energy, and more.
While this film is intended to challenge viewers on many different levels, it most of all offers hope.
Prof. Bernard Lietaer
Professor International Finance,
Club of Rome (Belgium)
Author, Social Activist,
Former CEO Greenpeace (Tasmania)
Prof. Naomi Oreskes
History and Science (US)
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Environmental activist, Author (India)
Prof. Lester Brown
Professor Agricultural Economy,
Director World Watch Institute (Washington)
Prof. Michael Mann
Dr. Ian Mc Callum
Psychiatrist, Poet, Author.(South Africa)
Robert-Jan van Ogtrop
Circle Economy, part of the 1%. (Holland)
First Nations, activist, singer, (Canada)
Wouter van Dieren
Dutch Representative Club of Rome (Holland)
“I am deeply impressed by the commitment and dedication of Renée Scheltema. Her movie could be a catalyst for changing the world, and is a must for every decision maker of this planet.”
What surpirsed me about this movie is the money angle, accessing some of the great minds from the Club of Rome and beyond to tell us where we went wrong and how we need to think about changing direction.”Andy Ridley