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Genesis (2004)

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The cycle of life of a handful of different animals is captured on film in a whole new way in this documentary. Using special motion-control photography equipment, Genesis allows filmgoers to view animal behaviors which are too small, too slow, or too difficult to normally be seen with the naked eye, including a chick hatching its way out from inside an egg, jellyfish drying into nothing under the heat of the sun, or a snake slowly swallowing prey bigger than itself. This footage is accompanied by narration from Sotigui Kouyaté, who uses simple props and easily understandable analogies to explain the science behind what its shown on screen. Genesis was directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou, who previously created another acclaimed scientific documentary, Microcosmos.
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G
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Art House & International , Documentary
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ThinkFilm Inc.

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Critic Reviews for Genesis

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

With quiet skill and some poetry, Nuridsany and Perennou -- who began as award-winning nature photographers and popular book writers -- give us a big peek into their infinite theme and subject.

September 1, 2005
Chicago Tribune
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Nuridsany and Pérennou have made another breathtaking feature penetrating the unseen kingdom around us.

July 15, 2005
Seattle Times
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An entrancing, technically ravishing blend of philosophy and science.

Full Review… | July 8, 2005
Toronto Star
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Bogged down by its intentions and too vast a 'cast.'

July 8, 2005
Globe and Mail
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While the science sticks to the level of high school physics and biology, the combination of words and images is resonant and pleasing.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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Genesis is a creationist's nightmare -- a feature-length endorsement of evolution. But it does so in an inherently spiritual manner. At times, the life through a microscope plainly blurs the line between man and animal.

Full Review… | May 26, 2005
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Genesis

Obra de arte magistralmente narrada, tanto visual como auditivamente, no hay palabras que describan esta maravillosa pelicula que tuve la oportunidad de ver incontables veces en el cine y nunca me canse de ella y como no si narra la historia de mi vida y la de todos en este planeta e incluso el universo, simplemente no puedo dejar de vanagloriarla con buenos comentarios pues verdaderamente lo vale, por su narrativa su filosofia sus tomas su humor, yo ampliamente digo que todos deberiamos verla pues es un espejo que solo relfeja lo bello del universo y nos muestra los milagros de la creacion. Es una experiencia en la que tu el observador te contemplas a ti mismo y te llenas de tanto optimismo que no cabes de la alegria y es que el echo de que te hagan ver que estas compuesto por polvo de estrellas le levanta el animo a cualquiera.

Josías Gutierrez
Josías Gutierrez

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