18 February at 19h00
UdK Hardenbergstrasse 33, 10623 Berlin
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Interflugs is proud to present the screening of ‘Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution’ followed by group discussion.
DIrectied by John Feldman, Symbiotic Earth is a film about Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution in male-dominated science to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration.
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 seismic 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. With James Lovelock she developed the Gaia Theory that all life is interconnected and interdependent. Her vision offers bold insights into health, society, and nature, and inspires creative approaches to our pressing environmental and social crises.