An Eastern Illinois University instructor and student have teamed up once again to create a documentary that will premiere this week on WEIU-TV.
The first episode of “Expedition Nature’s Realm,” a nine-part series about the coexistence of humanity and nature on Earth, will air at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 27) on WEIU-TV. Subsequent episodes will air on the fourth Thursday of each month.
The documentary was directed and produced by Cameron Douglas Craig, an EIU geology/geography instructor/climatologist; and Kevin H. Jeanes, an EIU student from Naperville.
“In the final cut of the series, we hope to inspire people to think about their own coexistence with the natural world,” Craig writes on the film’s Web site. “After all, understanding our place in nature can provide better protection of the resources we need for future generations.”
This is Craig and Jeanes’ second documentary to air on WEIU-TV. The first, “An Illinois Winter,” about the harsh winter of 1830-31, was produced with help from other EIU students. It went on to receive wider PBS exposure and was viewed by many online.
Craig and Jeanes are also currently working on another documentary, “Stinging Dust & Forgotten Lives,” about the Dust Bowl.
For more information on “Expedition Nature’s Realm,” please see http://www.tempestas-et-caelum.com.