Film Review: Fantastic Fungi

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Genres: Documentary
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
 

This is a fascinating look in the the magical kingdom of the Fungi and how it shapes the natural world. Did you know that there is a fungi that dissolves oil  and has help environmentalists clean up polluted oil spills?

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

This film tells the fantastic story of how the fungi communicate with plant kingdom and regenerated and recycle waste matter of the forests. 

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world.

Director: Louie Schwartzberg
Writer: Mark Monroe
Narrated by Brie Larson
Producer: Louie Schwartzberg, Lyn Davis Lear, Elease Lui Stemp
Cast: Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone

Now showing at the Leederville Luna Cinema in Perth 

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