O2 - The molecule that made our world
Thursday 08th October 2009 from 10h00 to 11h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium
- Directed by
- John Capener / Steve Nicholls / Alfred Vendl
- Written by
- John Capener / Steve Nichous / Alfred Vendl
- Produced by
- John Capener / Steve Nichous / Alfred Vendl / BMUKK / BBC
Documentary, Austria, 2008, 50 min
Oxygen – we all need it, we can’t live without it. It’s integral to life on this planet. And it’s probable that, as you watch this film, you will be breathing in an oxygen atom that was also breathed by Genghis Khan – or by the first ever apes to stand upright on the plains of Africa.
The oxygen that we breathe is made from two oxygen atoms joined together – O2. They were first joined more than 3 billion years ago by the earliest blue-green algae to evolve. Since then, both together and apart, they’ve had the most extraordinary adventures. Each of the two atoms in an oxygen molecule is virtually indestructible – so they have been first-hand players in some of the most dramatic events in the whole of Earth’s history.
Debate with :
- Nicolas Rampnoux, head of the GERME center, Resources and Environmental Models, Veolia Environnement Recherche & Innovation
- Bernard Marty, professor Geochemistry, Ecole Nationale superieure de Géologie
Rediffusions sur Ushuaïa TV vendredi 27 octobre à 8h15 et vendredi 4 novembre à 10h20