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One day on a Greek island, and your view of the universe will change forever. Ask acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme about our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe, and his insights will light up the night skies. As our host, co-writer, and fellow traveler, he shares his infectious curiosity about life's biggest questions.
Using his skills as a masterful storyteller, Swimme connects such big picture issues as the birth of the cosmos 14 billion years ago — to the emergence of the first cell — as well as to our current impact on Earth's evolutionary dynamics. Through his engaging and thoughtful observations, audiences everywhere will discover the profound role we play in this intricate web of life. From the “great flaring forth” to the epic impact humans have on the planet today, this film is designed to inspire a new and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis.
Our story begins on the historically rich Greek Island of Samos, birthplace of mathematician Pythagoras. Disembarking on the island at dawn, Swimme expertly guides us on an exhilarating trek through time and space, sharing a wondrous view of cosmic evolution as a process based on immense creativity, connection, and interdependence.
After the toll of midnight, he sets sail into the star-lit waters of the Aegean Sea, leaving audiences with a sense of wonder at the mystery, complexity and connectivity that permeates the Earth and universe from the very beginning.
This one-of-a-kind film was written by Swimme and Yale University historian of religions, Mary Evelyn Tucker. They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology, and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. Created by a renowned team of scientists, scholars, and award-winning filmmakers, JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE was produced and directed by Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard. The story is also told with breathtaking clarity in the accompanying book written by Swimme and Tucker and published by Yale University Press.
Journey Of The Universe Film reviews
"This is one of the most remarkable films I have ever seen."
"This is the film that so many of us have been waiting for: a clear, wondrous telling of the Universe Story. The science is rigorous and engaging. The film is mind-blowing in all respects."
"This story of the universe has the potential to change our civilization."
"Brian Swimme awakens us to a universe of awesome beauty and power. With a fierce joy, he helps us discover that its beauty and power are our own as we find our place within its story. No voice I know presents this story more compellingly than Brian’s"
"Be prepared for an experience that may change the way you perceive the world and how you act in it."