2020 | Finland | Documentary,Experimental,Short

The Problem of the Hydra

  • English 10 mins
  • Director | Maija Tammi
  • Writer | Maija Tammi
  • Producer | Maija Tammi

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What can clone itself, never grows old or dies, is neither plant nor animal, has no mouth or soul, and defies all human classification and understanding? It's the freshwater polyp known as Hydra! Using beguiling microscopic images and a twitchy electronic score, we get closer than ever to the only living thing that is eternal. 

hydra freshwater polyp biology microscopy species classification eternal life