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: October 20, 2004
DVD 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.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

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

Louis Proyect

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.

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

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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