Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision | 2005

Animated, Documentary
An animated documentary about biologist and painter Haeckel (1834-1919) who was torn between seemingly clashing ideas like science and art, materialism and religion, rationality and passion. The chronicle explores his ...more

Cast

... Ernst Haeckel

Voice

... The Ancient Mariner

Voice

... Wolfgang von Goethe

Voice

... Log of the H.M.S. Challenger

Voice

...

Narrator

Company

Nightfire Films

Production Company

Synopsis

An animated documentary about biologist and painter Haeckel (1834-1919) who was torn between seemingly clashing ideas like science and art, materialism and religion, rationality and passion. The chronicle explores his role in our evolving epistemology while offering a parable about both the difficulty and possibility of a unified vision.

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