Japanese animation giant Hayao Miyazaki (SPIRITED AWAY, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE) tackles traditional science fiction in an environmentalist-themed film that anticipates his later PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997).
One thousand years after the collapse of industrialized society, mankind is imperiled by poisonous clouds and enormous insects. Young princess Nausicaa (voice of Alison Lohman) beacon of hope for her people, having established a modicum of ecological detente by respecting other creatures, like the
giant Ohmus. Lord Yupa (Patrick Stewart), who has seen many communities devastated, is relieved he can still visit the Valley of the Wind where Nausicaa still lives...