06th - 11th October 2016

LIfe on Us

Sunday 05th October 2014 from 14h00 to 16h00
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Pierre-François Gaudry
Written by
Pierre-François Gaudry et Joel Leyendecker
Produced by
© Mona Lisa Production - ARTE France - Inserm - Universcience - Smith&Nasht

Documentary, France, Australia, 2014, 87 min


There are still unexplored planets in our Solar System - strange worlds of bizarre creatures locked in a fight for survival. These unknown worlds are you and me. Each one of us is a walking ecosystem teeming with a wide variety of life forms in their trillions.

Now using new camera technology these creatures can be revealed: microscopic organisms that ooze from the pores on our face, worms that are now being purposefully inserted into our intestines, and microbes that can even change the way that we behave.

From cancer to allergies, depression to flesh eating diseases these creatures could influence us in ways we are only now beginning to understand.

We are not simply human, we are a unique and diverse collection of life forms. This is the untold story of Life on us.


Debate with :

  • Bernard Andrieu, professor of body ecology and philosopher of the body at the University of Rouen