FILM LIFE: The Genesis of Mankind | Chapter 4by Dr-Faustus | created - 12 Dec 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
"Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is." - Albert Camus
Master List: FILM LIFE: Chapters 1 to 28. __________________________________
Timelines of World History - Wikipedia
Timeline of human prehistory
Timeline of ancient history
Timeline of the Middle Ages
Timelines of modern history ________________
History of the world ___________
Wikipedia: Early world maps
Wikipedia: World map
Wikipedia: Clickable world map
- Instant Watch Options
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. Genesis (2004)
G | 81 min | Documentary
A storyteller relates the creation of the world. A tall tale like all yarns. But this tall tale is a true tale - it is our very own story. The birth of the universe, the formation of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,358 | Gross: $0.01M
The Genesis of Mankind
Narrator: "From the time I was conceived to the moment I was born, I lived a condensed version of Genesis. In the beginning, I was a sea creature. The water pocket replaced the primeval sea of the world's beginning." ___________
Wikipedia: Earliest known life forms.
Wikipedia: Human evolution. ____________
Amazon Books: Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin.
Amazon Books: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
2. L'odyssée de la vie (2006 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Odyssey of Life / The Voyage of Life
3. Woman (II) (2019)
G | 105 min | Documentary
WOMAN is a worldwide project giving voice to 2000 women in 50 different countries.
4. Be a Man (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Comedy
Be A Man is a documentary that follows comedian Ray Harrington on his journey to discover what it means to be a Modern Man before the birth of his son.
5. The Great Sperm Race (2009 TV Movie)
With 250 million competitors, it is the most extreme race on earth and there can only be one winner.
6. Ouverture (1965)
9 min | Documentary, Short
Short film about the creation of one single life.
Wikipedia: Overture (1964 film).
7. The Miracle of Life (1996 TV Movie)
186 min | Documentary
From inside the human body and the miracle of developing life to an insects world seen from the point of view of the insect, cinematographer 'Lennart Nilsson' shows us the world in new ways... See full summary »
8. The Human Body (1998– )
394 min | Documentary
National Geographic explores the human body from the inside out as never before.
Evelyn Glennie quote: "The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefor, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve."
Egon Schiele quote: "At present, I am mainly examining the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants."
Joel Kinnaman quote: "There's a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, 'Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?', and they're finding out that, no, it's not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we're much more of an organic creature in that way."
IMDb Link: 'The Human Body' Official Site. ________________
Watch Now External Link: The Human Body - Top Documentary Films.
9. Inside the Human Body (2011– )
Not Rated | Documentary
Inside The Human Body - takes us deep under our skin where we are dwarfed by even the smallest cell, where blood vessels becomevast cathedrals and the tiniest cluster of cilia becomes an expansive forest.
External Link - Human Anatomy: Learn All About the Human Body at InnerBody.com.
10. Anatomy for Beginners (2005– )
200 min | Reality-TV
Controversial anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens shows the beauty of the human body and shows the mysteries of our own bodies. In each episode is a human dissection, carried out by Dr. Guther... See full summary »
11. Inside the Living Body (2007 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
The story of a human life, from first breath to last. Told from within the body.
12. Incredible Human Machine (2007 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary
National Geographic: Incredible Human Machine takes viewers on a two-hour journey through an ordinary, and extraordinary, day-in-the-life of the human machine. With stunning high-definition... See full summary »
13. Our Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell (2012 TV Movie)
57 min | Documentary
There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection - the battle for the cell.
BBC: "There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection - the battle for the cell... "
Wikipedia: Cell (biology). ___________
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Cell fate: journeys to specialisation). ______________
Human Skin Cells
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (How We Get Our Skin Color). ______________________________
The Nanoscopic World of Cell Biology
IMDb Watch Now Link: Protein Expressions (2010 Short Film). ____________
Amazon Books: Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas.
14. The Brain (2008 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Scientists are only now beginning to understand the most complex machine in the known universe - the brain. Go on a voyage of discovery into the evolutionary history of our last biological ... See full summary »
Star: Erik Thompson
15. In Utero (2015)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Family
IN UTERO is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the 21st Century - life in the womb and its lasting impact. Epigenetics, biochemistry, Alice In ... See full summary »
Director: Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal
16. James Blake: My Willing Heart (2017 Video)
4 min | Short, Music
A pregnant Natalie Portman stars in the music video for "My Willing Heart" by James Blake.
IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'James Blake: My Willing Heart' Official YouTube Video.
17. In the Womb (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary
Documents the 9 month journey from conception to birth with images taken inside the womb. New photographic and camera techniques allow the viewer to see previously unknown images concerning a time we all go through.
Julie Walters quote: "As soon as I gave birth, it was as if you understand them. They become people, not kids. You start to identify with them. You see yourself in them."
Amazon Books: Pregnancy & Childbirth. _____________________
Birth, Mothers & Midwives
IMDb Watch Now Link: Catching Babies (2011 Short Film). __________________
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (In Utero). __________________
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Human Condition, Part One).
18. Olmo & the Seagull (2015)
82 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
'Olmo and the Seagull' is a poetic and existential dive into an actress's mind during the nine months of her pregnancy as she must confront her most fiery inner demons while trying to ... See full summary »
IMDb Link: 'Olmo & the Seagull' Official Site.
19. My Future Baby (2012 TV Movie)
56 min | Documentary
7.3 million Americans are currently struggling with fertility issues. In November 2009, the World Health Organization classified infertility as a disease. For those thinking about starting ... See full summary »
IMDb Link: 'My Future Baby' Official Site.
20. One More Shot (2018)
89 min | Documentary
Infertility has never been revealed in a film like this before. Shot first person and told from the participants themselves, this is an unflinching look at the hope, loss, and humor that ... See full summary »
21. Microbirth (2014)
Unrated | 60 min | Documentary
Winner of Grand Prix Award at 2014 Life Sciences Film Festival. A documentary on the latest research on the origins of the microbiome; how microscopic events during childbirth have lifelong consequences for the health of our children.
Link: 'Microbirth' Official Site.
22. Window Water Baby Moving (1959)
13 min | Documentary, Short
Stan Brakhage films the birth of his first child, Myrrena.
Gwyneth Paltrow quote: "My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much."
Childbirth & Development
IMDb Watch Now Link: Natural Childbirth at the Madison Birth Center (2005 Short Film).
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Naiya - Journey Into Life).
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The First Year of Life: A Study of Development ~ Fraternal Twins). _____________
Near Term Birth
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Risk - Consequences of a Near Term Birth). _____________
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The Quality of Life). _______________________________________
Raising a Child With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
IMDb Watch Now Link: Silent Cries (2012 Short Film). ______________________________
Maternity Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Birth is a Dream - Maternity in Africa). ______________________________
Birth Defect (Spina Bifida) Prevention
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The Story of Folic Acid Fortification).
23. Beautiful Births (2014)
59 min | Documentary, Family
You are invited to explore another side of pregnancy and childbirth that is not often shown in the mainstream media.
IMDb Link: 'Beautiful Births' Official Site.
24. Motherland (2017)
94 min | Documentary
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers... See full summary »
Director: Ramona S. Diaz
IMDb Link: 'Motherland' Official Site.
25. Ella Vos: White Noise (2017 Video)
4 min | Short, Music
IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'Ella Vos: White Noise' Official YouTube Music Video.
26. Babies (2010)
PG | 79 min | Documentary
A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.
Votes: 6,739 | Gross: $7.29M
IMDb Link: 'Babies' Official Site.
27. Being Dad (2008 Video)
78 min | Documentary
Where can pregnant women go to find information to get the expectant dad up to speed, to help their man learn what to expect when expecting and to hear what it takes to be a supportive mate and father? Not many places. Until now.
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (New Father Chronicles - Interview with an Infant).
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (New Father Chronicles - His Father Left, My Father Stayed).
28. Fatherhood 101 (2013)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary
What is your definition of a successful father? A seemingly basic question demanding an intangible answer! For the first time, "Fatherhood 101" will reveal to audiences everywhere the ... See full summary »
29. Harry Styles: Sign of the Times (2017 Video)
5 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Official music video for "Sign of The Times" by Harry Styles.
Harry Styles quote (Rolling Stone interview): "The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there's a complication. The mother is told, 'The child is fine, but you're not going to make it.' The mother has five minutes to tell the child, 'Go forth and conquer.'"
IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'Harry Styles: Sign of the Times' Official VEVO Music Video.
30. Louis Theroux's Altered States (2018)
60 min | Documentary
Louis Theroux explores the unusual ways modern America deals with birth, love and death.
31. The Beginning of Life (2016)
G | 120 min | Documentary, Family
Discoveries in neuroscience can help us understand childhood development. When a person is born, it is more than just a genetic load. We are formed by our relationship with everything ... See full summary »
'The Beginning of Life' quote: "Our children don't care whether I'm important, they don't care whether I make any money. The only thing they care about is if I'm present."
Charles A. Nelson III quote: "The first years is like building the frame of a house. You're constructing the framework upon which everything else will develop." ____________
Amazon Books: Charles A. Nelson.
James J. Heckman quote: "The mother's love is an important part of the economy, which typically is not fully recognized in the society."
Link: 'The Beginning of Life' Official Site. ___________________
Maternity Leave Issues
IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Where is that village?)
32. What Babies Want (2004)
57 min | Documentary
Research is now showing that the way babies are welcomed into the world has a profound impact on their later aptitude to make compassionate and meaningful connection with others as they ... See full synopsis »
33. Far From the Tree (V) (2017)
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary
Based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways.
Votes: 301 | Gross: $0.16M
Wikipedia: Far from the Tree.
Amazon Books: Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon.
34. Brainious (2018)
90 min | Documentary
BRAINIOUS is not about how smart is a child, but how a child can be smart. This documentary explains what every adult should know about kids' brains in order to help children thrive, and ... See full summary »
35. The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman (2015– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
Six one-hour episodes that tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on a visually spectacular journey into why they feel and think the things they do.
36. Life on Earth (1979– )
702 min | Documentary
David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet.
Star: David Attenborough
David Attenborough quote: "This is the last programme in this natural history, and it's very different from all the others because it's been devoted to just one animal: ourselves. And that may have been a very misleading thing to have done. It may have given the impression that somehow man was the ultimate triumph of evolution, that all those thousands of millions of years of development had no purpose other than to put man on Earth. There is no scientific evidence whatsoever for such a belief. No reason to suppose that man's stay on Earth should be any longer than that of the dinosaurs. He may have learned how to control his environment, how to pass on information from one generation to another, but the very forces of evolution that brought him into existence here on these African plains are still at work elsewhere in the world, and if man were to disappear, for whatever reason, there is doubtless somewhere some small, unobtrusive creature that would seize the opportunity and, with a spurt of evolution, take man's place. But although denying a special place in the world may be becomingly modest, the fact remains that man has an unprecedented control over the world and everything in it. And so, whether he likes it or not, what happens next is very largely up to him."
IMDb Link: 'Life on Earth' Official Site. __________________
IMDb Watch Now Link: The Secret of Dreaming.
37. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 TV Movie)
59 min | Documentary
A documentary about evolution.
Star: David Attenborough
Wikipedia: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life.
38. Ape to Man (2005 Video)
100 min | Documentary, History
The history of the search for the "missing link" in evolution is told through reenactments and interviews with leading scientists.
Human Universe (2014– )
TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary
Brian Cox charts our story from apes to the birth of civilization and then to the stars.
Star: Brian Cox
IMDb Link: 'Human Universe' Official Site | BBC.
40. Stories from the Stone Age (2003– )
A three-part series that explains why and how humans abandoned the nomadic hunting and gathering and take up a completely new way of life - the decisive move to farming.
Wikipedia: Stone Age.
41. Neanderthal (2001 TV Movie)
100 min | Documentary
Tony Mitchell quote: "We wanted the series to challenge a lot of commonly held myths about Neanderthals, using the best information available."
Chris Stringer quote: "We didn't then have the very early fossil record we now possess from Africa, so people tried to replace the Neanderthal in the position of the missing link. We now believe they were simply a different species which evolved quite separately from our ancestors." __________
External Link: Homo neanderthalensis - Human Origins Program.
Wikipedia: Neanderthal. ____________
Amazon Books: The Neanderthal Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story by Dimitra Papagianni, Michael A. Morse.
42. Who killed the Neanderthal? (2017)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary