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Science goes to the Beach


2008, France
Original language
Running time
living matter
Directed by
Claude-Julie Parisot
Written by
Claude-Julie Parisot
Produced by
ARTE France, Kami Productions, CNRS Images
Member page
KAMI Productions

The film takes viewers to a pleasant day at the beach, then asks them to squat down, take a closer look, and let themselves get drawn into the tiny world of seashore creatures. Sea urchins, small jellyfish, starfish, cuttlefish, shellfish, shrimp and more: you can stumble upon these animals any summer. But this miniature world that lies before our eyes, in the nooks and crannies of the beach, is full of surprises. There are micro-environments where living beings of stunning beauty manage to survive using solutions that continue to amaze research zoologists.

Science goes to the Beach is therefore two films in one, where the soft hum of scientific equipment follows the rush of the rolling tide, and where the extraordinary profusion of life creates wonderment among scientists.


Selected at Pariscience 2009
See the showing : Thursday 08th October 2009 from 14h00 to 15h30