We Are As Gods
“We are as gods and might as well get good at it.” This is the audacious opening line of the Whole Earth Catalog, a compendium of wonderful tools compiled by counterculture legend Stewart Brand. A psychedelic experimenter, cyberspace pioneer, and environmentalist, he is now urging humanity to use our god-like powers to reframe our relationship with time and life itself.
Today, Stewart is using biotech to resurrect extinct species. He and a team of scientists travel to Siberia to collect ancient DNA in an effort to make a hybrid Woolly Mammoth. Former allies in the environmental movement vow to stand in his way, but Stewart forges ahead in his life-long mission to conserve the whole earth.
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Jason Sussberg, David Alvarado
Henry S. Rosenthal, Lauren Driscoll, John Driscoll, Gerry Ohrstrom, Matt Winkler, Everett Katigbak, William Eigen, Laurie Benenson, Bill Benenson
Kate McLean, Jamie Meltzer, David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg
Annu Lilja, Ben Sozanski
Steward Brand, Brian Eno, George Church, Ryan Phelan, Caroline Garcia, Kevin Kelly, Peter Coyote, Hunter Lovins, Rusty Schweickart, Ross MacPhee
Additional Cinematographer: Brendan Hall
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Russia, United States