WHAT IF EARTH WERE UNIQUE?
Director(s): Laurent LICHTENSTEIN – Writer(s): Serge BRUNIER, Bruno BUCHER Contact Print page
For the last 30 years, space probes have been sent to the outer reaches of our solar system. We’ve ceaselessly scrutinized the Universe with ever more powerful terrestrial or space telescopes and we have even sent robots to Mars, running across kilometres of frozen desert... Nothing. No trace of life.
Over the course of their observations, scientists have discovered new worlds, distant planets and exoplanets…rocky, liquid gaseous, cold or hot. But to their surprise, none of the planets observed to date are similar to ours. No solar system seems to have the delicate structure and environment that has favoured the emergence of the terrestrial ecosystem. Behind their telescopes astronomers began to wonder: What if Earth were unique?
Our film tells a magnificent and truly amazing story that began 4.6 billion years ago when the first grains of dust would little by little come together to form the planets of our solar system.
An improbable scenario, full of twist and turns that will take us from the beginning…from these grains of dust to our terrestrial ecosystem.
Our narrative angle is to show the unique and even improbable chain of events leading from the birth of the solar system to the terrestrial ecosystem that is the source of the appearance of life on Earth.