Symbiotic Earth (2018): Lynn Margulis Docu

Symbiotic Earth explores the life and ideas of scientific rebel Lynn Margulis who challenged establihed theories of male-dominated science.

As a young scientist in the 1960s, Margulis was ridiculed when she first proposed that symbiosis, when organisms live and work together, was a key driver of evolution, but she persisted. Through numerous collaborations, she caused a shift in our understanding of life.

Margulis’ symbiotic narrative presents an alternative to the destructive worldview that has led to climate change and extreme capitalism. She and James Lovelock developed the Gaia Theory that all life is interconnected and interdependent.

Margulis’ vision offers insights into health, society, and nature, and inspires creative approaches to pressing environmental and social crises.

Running Time: 247 Minutes