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SYMBIOTIC EARTH explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration.


"Captivating...Absolutely riveting...It creates a whole new way of thinking about the beginnings of and development of life."
Ross Gelbspan, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, Author, The Heat Is On and Boiling Point

"Funny, uplifting, inspiring, intellectually alive, refreshing, challenging and wonderfully informative...This is a movie about a hero and role model for us all...A brilliant description of an enigma, painstakingly untangled and clearly laid out for us all. There are many multifold delights in this film, packed with surprising revelations. It is both intensely personal and broadly insightful! I cannot recommend it highly enough."
Dr. Frederic B. Jennings Jr., President, Center for Ecological Economic and Ethical Education

"An amazing film...I was on the edge of my seat the entire film, completely engrossed in the story and the journey of Lynn and her contributions to science and our understanding of life on Planet Earth...It really activated me."
Joshua Fouts, Executive Director, Bioneers

"This splendid film gives us insights into Margulis' prolific career; and into the woman, whose vitality explodes across the screen with the force of a slow-motion supernova."
Margaret Wertheim, Author, Physics on the Fringe and Founder, Institute For

"A great undertaking! SYMBIOTIC EARTH is a vivid portrait of a bold scientist who took us to an understanding of evolution very different than any previous one. This film represents an effervescent intelligence leading the way to a revolution in understanding life on Earth."
Thomas E. Lovejoy, 'The Godfather of Biodiversity,' Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

"Wonderful film. Informative, engaging, moving and inspiring. Just what a film about a powerful new way of thinking should be."
James Shapiro, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Author, Evolution: A View from the 21st Century

"This is an extraordinary film about a remarkable scientist. Lynn Margulis deserves to be recognized for her many contributions to evolutionary biology, especially in her insightful discussions of symbiosis. We hope this film will be watched by many people - in classrooms across the country and well beyond."
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Co-Directors, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University

"A wonderful film - SYMBIOTIC EARTH brings biology to life! This documentary is a concise history of evolutionary biology, a fascinating case study in shifting scientific paradigms, and an informative portrait of the remarkable Lynn Margulis."
Curt Meine, Senior Fellow, Center for Humans and Nature, The Aldo Leopold Foundation, Author, Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work

"Conveys one of the most important biographies of the last 50 years. It's no exaggeration to say that Lynn Margulis' contribution to science is in the same league as Jim Watson, Francis Crick, Stephen Hawking and Barbara McClintock...Everyone who is interested in living things, evolution, or the environment must watch this."
Perry Marshall, Author, Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design

"The must see biology film of the century...Should be watched widely, by students and teachers in every high school, college and university. The option of purchase for community viewings is perfect. This film has the potential to inspire generations of thinkers, scientists, global citizens, and leaders."
David Morimoto, Chair, Natural Science and Mathematics, Lesley University

"Offers a fascinating and rewarding educational experience while conveying a key conceptual breakthrough in the life sciences. It will enrich and enliven...all of us with an appetite for discovery about life in Earth. This film is of singular importance at this historical moment because it features both a paradigm shift in evolutionary science and the woman scientist whose work made it possible."
Joanna Macy, deep ecologist, Buddhist scholar, Author, Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World

"The film bursts with footage of one of the most important biologists since Darwin...We have from Lynn, so vividly present in this film, an account of how evolutionary novelty emerges in the drama of cellular symbiosis. This is the drama of life's history and the narrative of its ongoing possibilities."
Dr. Donna Haraway, Professor Emerita of the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, University of California - Santa Cruz

"Chronicles the brilliant conceptual achievements and exuberant life of Lynn Margulis, the thinker who revolutionized evolutionary biology with her theories of symbiogenesis and Gaia."
Dr. Sophia Roosth, Associate Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University, Author, Synthetic: How Life Got Made


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