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In exploring the meaning of time, we consider human civilisation and lifestyle, but also our understanding of life. In ancient times, man and nature co-existed, as humans followed the seasons, rainfall, and sunlight to grow the produce we needed to survive. Since the Industrial Revolution, our pace has accelerated, and we began to see time as something that can be manipulated or changed. We long ago monetised time by dividing it into ever-smaller fragments to be incorporated in profit-loss calculations.

This thought-provoking film traces how humans’ perception and measurement of time have changed and how different peoples, cultures, and worldviews have altered our interpretations of time. Drawing on science and history, the film encourages us to focus on the present, and contemplate how to cherish our time on this Earth, and use it wisely.