THE KINGDOM: HOW FUNGI MADE OUR WORLD
1 HR DOCUMENTARY
Since the dawn of life, fungi have been the driver of evolution on land. This makes them both powerful allies and, given the chance, formidable foes.
In The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World, acclaimed science documentary director Annamaria Talas, takes us into an alien world where the tendrils of the most persistent and ancient lifeform on our planet connect whole forests via “the Wood Wide Web,” an information highway that allows trees to communicate and even send out danger signals to each other.
“It’s been a three-year long journey from the idea to the finished film,” says Talas, “made possible by our close collaboration with an international team of producers in Australia and Canada. It’s never easy to make such ambitious films, but we hope audiences will find the finished film worth the time they will spend discovering more about this remarkable Kingdom. As we say in the film, fungi represent both a dire threat and a tremendous opportunity to humanity. So it’s well and truly time to get to know them.”
Production company: Simon&Nasht
Writer/Director: Annamaria Talas
Executive Producer: Simon Nasht
Producers: Susan MacKinnon, Anne Pick & Bill Spachic
Partners: Screen Australia, Screen NSW, CBC, Curiosity Stream, ZDF/ARTE, SVT, Canadian Media Fun, Rogers, Documentary Fund, Flame Distribution