A film about personal and planetary loss

“This Dewdrop World is a beautiful, courageous, intimate film about love and loss.  It may also be the deepest meditation on climate change that I've ever seen.”   

– Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone  reviews >


This Dewdrop World is a lyrical essay documentary that interweaves two unfolding stories – a dying mother, an unraveling planet -- illuminating the poetic resonance between the fleeting, dewdrop nature of a single life and a parallel, though largely unseen, story of planetary loss. Ultimately, This Dewdrop World points to the way loss can awaken us to the beauty in front of us and reanimate our engagement with it – even when we long for things to be different, and even when our efforts seem like a drop in the ocean. 
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Elizabeth Thompson produced and directed Blink (Emmy Award, P.O.V. broadcast, ITVS funding) and co-produced For Better or For Worse (Academy Award nomination – Best Feature Documentary, P.O.V. broadcast, ITVS funding). Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Documentary Fund, The Creative Work Fund and Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media. more >