© Quincy Russell

Urine Superpowers


2013, France
Original language
Running time
environment, anthropology, medicine, research, society
Directed by
Thierry Berrod et Quincy Russell
Written by
Thierry Berrod
Produced by
© Mona Lisa Production - ARTE France
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Many of us are oblivious to the fact that our first months of life were actually spent swimming in urine. Indeed, the amniotic sac is made up of 80% urine, from the fetus and on average, the fetus releases two glasses of pee per day. During our lives, each of us will have produced 38.000 liters of urine, the equivalent of a large tanker truck. Despite the importance of this matter, urine remains taboo.

Today, we will go beyond this prohibition, release the cork, and take a wee look a tour pee that is more valuable than once thought: in medicine for healing, technology as a source of energy, raw material, and industrial fertilizers. The opportunities of our noble liquid are now the object of many patents.

Despite the gradual success of urine, filming it could still create somewhat of a scandal! To satisfy our interests without disgust, whenever possible we will be using thermal imaging, microscopic and high-speed cameras.

This is the story of: URINE SUPERPOWERS.


Selected at Pariscience 2014
See the showing : Sunday 05th October 2014 from 16h30 to 18h15