A scientific film essay, a set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of the entire known universe, the camera gradually zooms in until we are viewing the subatomic particles on a man’s hand.
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This is what happens with good cinema. Almost 40 years later and this short documentary is still a simple, bright and eloquent way to provide us with context and scale. It's a brilliant piece of cinema that allows us to see where we humans are, how small and how big we are, relative to the objects around and inside us, in relation to the atomic scale and the scale of the universe. Good cinema stands the test of time.