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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Credits

Directors:

Jason Sussberg, David Alvarado

Executive Producer:

Henry S. Rosenthal, Lauren Driscoll, John Driscoll, Gerry Ohrstrom, Matt Winkler, Everett Katigbak, William Eigen, Laurie Benenson, Bill Benenson

Producer:

Kate McLean, Jamie Meltzer, David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg

Cinematographer:

David Alvarado

Editor:

Annu Lilja, Ben Sozanski

Sound Designer:

Peter Albrechtsen

Music:

Brian Eno

Principal Cast:

Steward Brand, Brian Eno, George Church, Ryan Phelan, Caroline Garcia, Kevin Kelly, Peter Coyote, Hunter Lovins, Rusty Schweickart, Ross MacPhee

Additional Credits:

Additional Cinematographer: Brendan Hall

Contact

Distributor:

Josh Braun
josh@submarine.com

Public Film Contact:

David Alvarado
Structure Films
david@structurefilms.com

Publicity Contact:

Sylvia Desrochers
sdesrochers@mprm.com
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Sales Agent:

Josh Braun

Details

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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Biography, Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Russia, United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

90 mins

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