Farah Abdul-Rahman & Nate Dorr | 2021 | 5 min

"Your mode of existence is not superior. It is only another state of being."

What might our model organisms have to tell us if they studied our biology and habits in return? There are many forms of life, none are inherently better in all contexts. A lesson that becomes more vital as the Anthopocene accelerates. In Monocellular, a microbiologist studying yeast is sent a message from the microscopic world.

Written and directed in close collaboration with microbiologist Farah Abdul-Rahman, who also stars.

Sound design by Ramin Rahni.

Made for the Imagine Science Film Festival's Symbiosis Competition, supported by Science Sandbox and Labocine.
WORLD PREMIERE: 14th Imagine Science Film Festival (October, 2021)
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Short Film Competition at the 57th Academia Film Olomouc (April 26, 2022)
WINNER: Science and Imagination Award at Sci-On (May 5, 2022)
UK Premiere at the Bristol Science Film Festival (August 13 - 14, 2022)

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