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Odyssey of the Continents - Europe : The Modern Era


2012, France
Original language
Running time
Directed by
Christopher Hooke
Written by
François Michel, Stéphane J.Bureau, Benjamin Turquet
Produced by
La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse - Idéacom International - ARTE France - CNRS Images - CRRAV

“Europe : The Modern Era” will take the audience back to the birth of the Alps. The traditional “Cristalier” clans who have been unearthing crystal for centuries explain to us how these huge summits evolved over a period of millions of years. Retrieving these gems requires huge risks and fatalities occur every year in treacherous mountain fissures. Comprehensive investigation leads researchers to understand that just a few million years ago the Mediterranean was actually a vast desert! The episode also features stories about superb Scandinavian fjords and those volcanoes about to erupt. Throughout the show, dazzling computer graphics will reawaken and bring to life Europe’s spectacular continental evolution. “Europe : The Modern Era” breathes relevance into ancient geology and traces an extraordinary history to show that the old world is in fact very dynamic.


Selected at Pariscience 2012
See the showing : Thursday 04th October 2012 from 16h00 to 17h30