Frans Lanting: The Evolution of LIFE

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Film Info
Section:Documentary Competition
Length:Short
Genre:Documentary
Run Time:23
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Rating:NR
Country:USA
Original Language:English
Website:www.arclightprods.com/frans-lanting-the-evolution-of-life/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/franslantingmovie/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Steven Kochones
Cast:Frans Lanting | Christine Eckstrom | E.O. Wilson | Andrew Knoll | Elizabeth Krist | Russell Mitterme
Producer:Steven Kochones | Joe Russo
Cinematographer:Michael Dwyer

Description

This original documentary brings National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting's epic LIFE project to the big screen, taking viewers on a fascinating journey through time via dazzling images depicting life on Earth from the Big Bang to the present. The film also recounts Lanting’s own evolution from natural history photographer to visual chronicler of life on the planet. The film features stunning images from Lanting’s vast photographic archive as well as new images shot specifically for the film. Supported by interviews with Lanting and long-time collaborator Christine Eckstrom, the film promotes an understanding of Earth’s natural history while instilling a sense of wonder about our living world. Also appearing in the film are experts in the fields of biology, geology, planetary science and photography, including pioneering sociobiologist E.O. Wilson, Harvard University evolutionary biologist Andrew Knoll, NASA/JPL astrobiologist Abigail Allwood, primatologist Russell Mittermeier and National Geographic photo editor Elizabeth Krist, among others. Earth’s most compelling locations serve as the backdrop, including the shores of Delaware Bay where Lanting’s inspiration for LIFE began. The film also takes viewers to subantarctic Campbell Island, Hawaii’s volcanic Mount Kilauea, New Zealand, the coastal dunes of Namibia, and Santa Cruz, California, allowing viewers to experience Lanting and Eckstrom’s approach to working in diverse natural environments.

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