In 1999, Illustra Media began a project that would span more than nine years, four continents, and thousands of hours of research, writing, editing, computer animation, and location photography. The objective was to create a documentary trilogy that would present the scientific case for intelligent design. Unlocking the Mystery of Life (released in 2002) revealed compelling evidence for design at the level of molecules and cells. The Privileged Planet (2004) explored the depths of the cosmos in a memorable search for purpose in the universe. These critically-acclaimed documentaries were broadcast on PBS and translated into more than 20 languages. They have inspired and educated millions and fueled an international debate on the origin of life. Now, on the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, Illustra Media is thrilled to announce the completion of The Illustra Media ID Trilogy. Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record. This feature-length documentary examines the Cambrian explosion of life, one of the most remarkable events in the history of our planet. During the Cambrian period complex animals first appeared on earth fully formed in a geological instant - without evidence of any evolutionary ancestors.
Three remarkable films:
- Darwin s Dilemma expores the Cambrian fossil record and reveals the sudden emergence of animals in an eye-blink of geological time. Run time: 72 minutes.
- Unlocking the Mystery of Life presents the case for scientific design based on the lastest discoveries in molecular biology. Stunning computer animation reveals the DNA molecule and its genetic code. Run time: 67 minutes.
- The Privileged Planet is an unforgettable journey from the most remote galaxies to the planet we call home. Run time: 60 minutes.