Last Updated: August 16th
Science is part of us all. It’s the search for truth in a hostile universe. Our desire to discover, explore, and understand the world within and around us is a universal goal and science is the toolkit. Below are some of the most intriguing science documentaries and series on subjects that range from the inner-workings of our brain to the birth of the universe. Enjoy!
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
Werner Herzog is at it again. He’s asking the big questions about the philosophical implications of scientific evolution via the internet. Herzog’s documentary dives deeply into the inception, birth, and proliferation of the information age and where we as humans are going next as our evolution is propelled by science, technology, and information.
Chasing Ice (2012)
Photographer James Balog set out to find a way to take photos in some of the planet’s harshest environments. The film is a constant exercise in trial and error as the shocking loss of the planet’s ice is documented around the world. Its climate science meets intuitive adventure meets art.
Chasing Coral (2017)
Chasing Coral comes from the same team who brought us Chasing Ice. The documentary follows photographers, divers, oceanographers, and marine biologists around the world as they examine and try to save dying coral reefs. The crew examines how the human impact and climate change are killing off reefs at unprecedented rates worldwide and what the solutions are to save one of the great wonders of planet Earth.
Into The Inferno (2016)
Werner Herzog takes us into an erupting volcano as volcanologists risk their lives so we can better understand what makes volcanoes tick and how they affect all. That access, paired with the poetry of Herzog’s narration and the power of the arresting visuals (with the assist of an outstanding synth soundtrack) make this a singular treasure.