Our planetary home the Earth was born out of chaos and disaster. Today’s documentary is part of the five part series the “Miracle Planet” co-produced by Japan’s NHK and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and narrated by Christopher Plummer.
This series transports us back through time to the breathtaking genesis of our planetary abode – the Earth. Today’s instalment, “The Violent Past” explores the stupendous Cosmic forces that created and shaped our world and made possible the fragile conditions for life itself to come into being and flourish . This series features some of the most astounding high-definition visuals ever conceived in a documentary series and interviews with pre-eminent scientists in the fields of Astronomy, Geology and Biology, Today’s episode reveals the startling earliest history of life on Earth – its microscopic manifestations and the unimaginable challenges to its survival.
Miracle Planet – Episode 1: The Violent Past