Jin Tatsumura Film/Japan http://gaiasymphony.com Gaia is the name of the Goddess of the Earth in Greek mythology. British scientist Dr. James Lovelock proposed a theory that the Earth itself is a giant living organism. All living creatures actively create the environment they need to survive in, maintaining environmental factors like temperature, humidity and atmosphere. He calls this theory Gaia. It is from this theory that the title Gaia Symphony originates. Since its first release in 1992, without the help of any large distribution companies, Gaia Symphony continues to be screened voluntarily across Japan by audiences who were inspired by the films. Realizing the importance of sharing the Gaia's message with as many people as possible, this grass roots or word-of-mouth distribution network continues to grow, and to this date, the films have been screened over 5,600 times and have been seen by over 2.2 million people in Japan alone.