Anastasia Lvova

Proteus

A beautiful animated documentary with Ernst Haeckel as its central character

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Radiolaria - Some of Ernst Haeckel's drawings of radiolaria

It has much to do with radiolaria, Haeckel's challenges and achievements as well as the 19th century technology.

Inspired by the shape-shifting abilities of a mythological Sea God Proteus, the documentary looks into the philosophical background of the era as a platform for its many biological discoveries.

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Mythological Proteus - A Greek sea god capable of shape-shifting to avoid answering questions

You can see the entire movie on Youtube: