Breaking Boundaries tells the story of the most important scientific discovery of our time - that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept Earth stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilization. The 75-minute film takes the audience on a journey of discovery of planetary thresholds we must not exceed, not just for the stability of our planet, but for the future of humanity. It offers up the solutions we can and must put in place now if we are to protect Earth’s life support systems.


Sir David Attenborough is Britain’s best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a natural history and broadcaster has spanned nearly seven decades. His first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at a London publishing house. Then in 1952 he joined the BBC as a trainee producer and it was while working on the Zoo Quest series (1954-64) that he had his first opportunity to undertake expeditions to remote parts of the globe, to capture intimate footage of wildlife in its natural habitat.

He was Controller of BBC 2 (1965-68), during which time he introduced colour television to Britain, then Director of Programmes for BBC Television (1969-1972). In 1973 he abandoned administration altogether to return to documentary-making and writing, and has established himself as the world’s leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark titles including Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984), The Trials of Life (1990),The Private Life Of Planets (1995), Life of Birds (1998),The Blue Planet (2001), Life of Mammals (2002),Planet Earth (2006), Our Planet (2019) and David Attenborough - A Life On Our Planet (2020).

Sir David was knighted in 1985 and received the Order of Merit in 2005. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and stands at the forefront of issues concerning the planet’s declining species and conservation

Breaking Boundaries: the Science Of Our Planet


1h 13m

Director: Jon Clay

UK Release: Netflix 4th June 2021