The Kingdom of Fungi
Writer/Director Annamaria Talas
Producers Susan MacKinnon, Anne Pick, Bill Spahic
Executive Producer Simon Nasht
Screen Australia, Screen NSW, CBC, Curiosity Stream, ZDF/ARTE, SVT, Canadian Media Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund, Flame Distribution.
1 hour science documentary
Released in May 2018 on CBC, Curiosity Stream, ZDF/ARTE, SVT, National Geographic Australia.
You find fungi in Antarctica and in nuclear reactors. They live inside your lungs and your skin is covered with them. Fungi are the most under appreciated and unexplained organisms, yet they could cure you from smallpox and turn cardboard boxes into forests. They could even transform Mars into Eden. There are vastly more fungi species than plants and each and every one of them play a crucial role in life’s support systems. Join us on a journey into the mysterious world of Fungi to witness their beauty, unravel their mysteries and discover how this secret kingdom is essential to life on Earth, and may in fact hold the key to our future.