Genesis
Genesis (2004)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: December 13, 2005
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Bogged down by its intentions and too vast a 'cast.'

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Louis Proyect
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A remarkable attempt to synthesize science and spirituality

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Nuridsany and Pérennou have made another breathtaking feature penetrating the unseen kingdom around us.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian

The team of five credited cinematographers, which includes the directors, uses slow motion, time-lapse and extreme close-ups to provide fresh perspective on familiar sights and jaw-dropping footage of things you've never seen.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

An entrancing, technically ravishing blend of philosophy and science.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Because the images are so original and beautiful, Genesis is a movie you'll want to see on the big screen.

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