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Mini-monsters in the Amazon - Funny Faces

Thursday 07th October 2010 from 10h00 to 11h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Quincy Russell
Written by
Patrick Landmann, Thierry Berrod, Quincy Russell
Produced by
Mona Lisa Production, ARTE France

Documentary, France, 2009, 52 min

Competition Grand jury

Man has explored all the continents, but life remains full of mysteries...

In the very heart of the rainforest, some creatures seem coming straight out of a science fiction movie. They are nicknamed the Mini-monsters. Most of these strange animals live in the forests of tropical America, especially in the Amazon.

Welcome to the secret world of Membracidae, tiny insects with curious and dramatic shapes. Dr. Stuart Mc Kamey now heads an international expedition whose objective is to understand their coping strategies and identify as many species as possible.


Debate with :

  • Thierry Bourgoin, entomologist, assistant director of collections at the Museum
  • Quincy Russell, Director

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