Washington, D.C. Premiere One day on a Greek island and your perception of the universe will change forever. The epic Journey of the Universe is a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. Using his skills as a masterful storyteller, acclaimed author and cosmologist Brian Swimme connects such big picture issues as the birth of the cosmos 14 billion years ago to the invisible frontiers of the human genome, as well as to our current impact on earth’s evolutionary dynamics. The film is designed to inspire a new and closer relationship with earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis. Share a wondrous view of cosmic evolution as a process based on immense creativity, connection and interdependence, while marveling at the mystery, complexity and connectivity that have permeated our planet and universe from the very beginning. The film project has been created by an acclaimed team of internationally recognized scientists, scholars and award-winning filmmakers. Written by Brian Thomas Swimme & Mary Evelyn Tucker. Directed and produced by Patsy Northcutt & David Kennard. Co-produced by Catherine Butler.
Introduced by Thomas E. Lovejoy, Professor, College of Science, George Mason University. Discussion with the film’s writers Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Senior Scholar, Yale University, and Brian Swimme, Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies, follows screening.