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Ape-man : Experiment Kinship

Wednesday 07th October 2009 from 13h15 to 14h45
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Ape Man - Experiment Kinship

Directed by
Axel Wagner
Written by
Axel Wagner
Produced by
Westdeutscher Rundfunk Baden-Baden

Documentary, Germany, 2008, 29 min

Where do we come from? What do apes and humans have in common, where are the differences? The chimpanzee Sina and the paleontologist Oliver are trying to answer these questions in an extraordinary experiment. By comparing Oliver’s and Sina’s anatomy and behaviour in the TV-studio, we see how closely the two species are related and where evolution caused differences. Via the "time-tunnel" we travel back into the past to some of our forebears and attempt to answer questions about our roots. The film highlights major landmarks in human evolution and provides insights into the methods of paleontology. A passionate researcher, elaborate 3D-animations and a unique studio-experiment let science come to life.


Theory of evolution: from Darwin to genetic

Directed by
Christophe Renon
Written by
David Zavaglia
Produced by
France Télévisions, FTD, MFP

Magazine, France, 2009, 26 min

In this year of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the author of The Origin of Species, the famous theory of evolution published in 1859, Fred and Jamy question the origins of species and the human race. Since the 19th century, scientific and technological advances have allowed the reconstruction of the great history of life on Earth, and to demonstrate the influence of human activity on our own evolution!


Debate with :

  • Pierre-Henri Gouyon, Department of Botanique systematics and evolution at Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris
  • Brigitte Senut, paleontologist at the Muséum

Know more

Official website: C'est pas Sorcier! De Darwin à la génétique