Saturday, May 10, 2008

Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou - "Genesis"

This is an amazing and beautiful French-made documentary from 2004 that's in a similar vein to the life-affirming 'Planet Earth' series, although with a more grand scope. Narrated by the wise Malian Sotigui Kouyaté, this all-too-brief visual feast details the evolution of life on Earth, and features some incredible photography. By combining ancient wisdom and mythology with modern scientific knowledge, 'Genesis' presents a rich and varied (and honest) depiction of the diversity and breadth of life, in all of it's worldly forms, and from conception to death. If you find yourself enthralled by the Discovery Channel and the BBC's many excellent nature documentaries, this is one not to miss. Simply beautiful and enlightening. imdb info

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