We Are As Gods

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 weird and wonderful tools compiled by counterculture legend Stewart Brand. A psychedelic experimenter, cyberspace pioneer, and environmental futurist, Stewart Brand is now urging humans to use our god-like powers to reframe our relationship with time and resurrect extinct species.

Stewart and scientists travel to Siberia to collect mammoth tissue and visit the once and future home of the Wooly Mammoth. Former allies in the environmental movement push back against reviving extinct species, but Stewart forges ahead in his long-life mission to conserve ecosystems.

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Directors

Jason Sussberg

David Alvardo

Credits

Directors: Jason Sussberg, David Alvardo
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
Screenwriter: Jason Sussberg, David Alvarado
Cinematographer: David Alvarado
Editor: Annukka Lilja, Ben Sozanski
Sound Designer: Peter Albrechtsen
Music: Brian Eno
Principal Cast: Stewart Brand , Brian Eno , George Church, Peter Coyote, Paul Ehrlich, Carolyn Garcia, Ryan Phelan, Hunter Lovins, Rusty Schweickart, Ross MacPhee

Contact

Distributor 
Submarine
josh@submarine.com
Public Film Contact
jason m sussberg
mprm
friendofdurutti@gmail.com
8313451960
Publicity Contact
Sylvia Desrochers
sdesrochers@mprm.com
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Sales Agent
Josh Braun
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Year: 2021
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Documentary
Screening Section: 2020 Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 94 mins