WHAT IF EARTH WERE UNIQUE?
Director(s): Laurent LICHTENSTEIN – Writer(s): Serge BRUNIER, Bruno BUCHER Contact Print page
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What are the chances that, one day, we will discover on some distant extragalactic planet an ecosystem similar to ours on Earth? A planet on which life would have appeared in shapes as complex and diverse as it did on Earth...
Relying on the work of astronomers, cosmologists and biologists, our film takes us on a journey to the heart of our solar system, revealing the incredible, even improbable chain of events that resulted in the emergence of life on earth.
There is a strong case to be made that the presence of life on Earth is the result of a succession of flukes, each more improbable than the one before it. While the origins of life remain shrouded in mystery, there is much we have learnt that explains why life on our planet is possible. And none of it suggests that life itself is anything but the most remarkable combination of extremely unlikely events.
From the outset, the story will be told in a more sensory than cerebral way. For example, by evoking the feeling of harmony and balance we feel when contemplating a forest or stunning natural landscapes... We’ll also be celebrating the unique beauty of our planet with magnificent photography, drone shooting or footage from the International Space Station.
We'll be taking the audience on a journey of improbability which will unveil the circumstances that make our planet so precarious and the conditions that have allowed the evolution of life.
Will we look up at the sky and wonder if what happened on Earth could have happened elsewhere. Or… could it be that earth were unique. Could it be that we are the winners of some cosmic lottery?