bande annonce

Mount St. Helens


2009, Australia, Austria
Original language
Running time
geology, biodiversity
Directed by
Jörg Daniel Hissen, Heinz Leger
Written by
Jörg Daniel Hissen, Heinz Leger
Produced by
Interspot Film

Landscapes tell stories, if we know how to listen, and that's what scientists have been doing at Mount St. Helens ever since the catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980 - listening, watching, and learning. And what they learned was radically different from what they had expected.

In 1980 it seemed as though St. Helens might remain a wasteland forever. From the start, Mt. St. Helens - Life from Zero was to be a story of hope, a story of the resilience of nature, set against the backdrop of the largest natural laboratory in the world. The film takes the viewer to an inaccessible landscape of sheer beauty and gives for the first time a comprehensive as well as cinematographic impression of the miracle of nature's return that unfolded over the past three decades.

The volcanic landscape at Mount St. Helens is recovering because of intricate relationships among plants, animals, and the earth – elaborate linkages that are usually far more difficult to see. Mt. St. Helens - Life from Zero shows how nature works, in order to be able to appreciate it.


Selected at Pariscience 2010
See the showing : Friday 08th October 2010 from 16h00 to 17h30