06th - 11th October 2016
bande annonce

Super spider

Thursday 04th October 2012 from 14h00 to 15h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Vincent Amouroux
Written by
Jon Kalina et Benjamin Turquet
Produced by
ARTE France - ZED - Productions Nova Media

Documentary, France, 2012, 52 min

Competition Grand Jury
Will be screened again : Sunday 07th October 2012 from 16h00 to 17h30

They are said to be poisonous, evil, hairy and treacherous. Whether from their physical appearance or their behaviour, spiders suffer a bad reputation. We know little of their habits and we often fear them. And yet the spider is a creature of many powers and an endless source of amazement. With more than 40,000 species, the spider offers a rich field of study for international scientists. From the summits of the highest mountains to the most distant isles, they have conquered the entire world. They adapt, change and multiply, and form an essential part of the ecological balance. Thanks to some extraordinary filming techniques, this documentary leads us to the heart of the world of spiders – a world which remains largely a mystery, even though we live with spiders on a daily basis. This astonishing world can be glimpsed under any wardrobe, or with a trip to your balcony or garden.


Debate with :

  • Christine Rollard, arachnologist within the systematics and evolution department of the National Museum of Natural History
  • Vincent Amouroux, Director
  • Manuel Catteau, producer, ZED, member of the Association Science et Télévision

Know more

  • A second screening of the film will be dedicated to the large public. It will take place Sunday 7 October at 4.00 p.m. at the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Museum.