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Milano   15/3/2004 - 21/3/2004

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the matrix of life



  1. Original Title: the matrix of life
  2. Author: David Suzuki, Amanda McConnell
  3. Director: Barry Greenwald
  4. Editor: Mike Fuller
  5. Photography: Neville Oatley, Henry Less
  6. Production: Kensington Communication per CBC
  7. Executive Producer: Robert Lang
  8. Canada
  9. 54 min.
  10. 2002

In The Matrix of Life, episode II of The Sacred Balance, David Suzuki travels around the world, exploring our intimate relationship with water and air. His journey begins on the banks of the sacred Ganges River in India, a river that supports the lives of 400 million people. With the guidance of Dr. Veer Bhadra Mishra, a Hindu priest and hydrological engineer, David is introduced to the Hindu worldview - a view that sees water, air and all life on Earth as part of a matrix. With the guidance of some of the world’s leading scientists, David explores this matrix. In Las Vegas, David discovers the fantasy city in the desert built on water. In South Africa, he descends three kilometres into the deepest goldmine on Earth to examine the mysterious microbes extracted from water in the rock. It’s true: the Earth is alive - and life may have originated in the heat and water in its rocks. David also visits Shark Bay, on Australia’s west coast, to see living examples of the bacteria that billions of years ago created the conditions for life on land through photosynthesis; he then travels to Brazil’s Amazon Basin and terminates his journey travelling to Canada.


“Science and Societé” Award at the festival Image et Science 2003

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