The Serengeti Rules

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Academy Award-winning Passion Pictures and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios present one of the most important but untold science stories of our time-a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth-from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools-they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.


Critic Reviews for The Serengeti Rules

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

  • "The Serengeti Rules" celebrates not only the diversity and beauty of the natural world but also recognizes the transformative power of curiosity and knowledge.

    May 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The great accomplishment of "The Serengeti Rules" is that it directs the viewer to see beauty in the way an ecologist might.

    May 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Being more conventional than it thinks doesn't keep the often beautifully shot doc from showing how what we were taught in high school might be faulty, and pointing toward ways of fixing seemingly permanent scenes of destruction.

    May 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • High-caliber science documentary.

    May 21, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Stunning documentary, revealing how various species are essential in the way they interact with one another.

    May 20, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • An absolutely riveting documentary about biodiversity and the need for humanity--its gravest threat--to reverse its course and preserve it. Difficult under the likes of Trump and the Koch's but necessary.

    May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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