Sunday 10th October 2010 from 16h00 to 17h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre
- Directed by
- Volker Arzt, Immanuel Birmelin
- Written by
- George Chan
- Produced by
- Von Matthey Film
Documentary, United Kingdom, 2009, 50 min
Amazing Plants gives an insight into the fascinating world of plants.
The plants which we have taken for granted are beginning to make themselves noticed. By feeling, hearing, smelling and tasting, these plants continue on their journey through the undergrowth, in a bid for survival.
Scientists and experts reveal the skills and tricks that plants use to survive, with predatory plants using every trick in the book to entice a meal, including sniffing out their prey.
Exploring the defences plants employ to save themselves from harm, featuring the amazing acacia, which commands an ant army to fend off unwanted visitors. Experts also investigate how human intervention affects the plants, including a fascinating look at how technological advances could change the future of farming.
With the latest time lapse, high speed and HD footage, the most fascinating secrets of the world of plants are uncovered, with pioneering experiments revealing the truth about Amazing Plants.
Debate with :
- Jean-Noël Labat, professor, botanist at Paris Museum of Natural History