Film director from the Netherlands made a film about embryo development - Hitecher
Film director from the Netherlands made a film about embryo development

Film director from the Netherlands made a film about embryo development

by Hitecher

New technologies allow us to watch even the processes hidden from human eyes. The film "Becoming" by Ian van Ayken is an example of such work.

Our planet is inhabited by a great variety of creatures, from huge elephants and giraffes to invisible microorganisms. All of them are beautiful in their own way, so the study of the animal world is worth not only scientific but also for aesthetic purposes.

A short film by the Dutch director Ian van Ayken will help us witness one of the nature’s wonders, for it demonstrates the process of a tiny cell transformation in to a full-fledged salamander.

The salamander embryonic development takes about 20 days – a too long period to observe in real time. But the film’s author has compressed it down to slightly over 6 minutes, so everyone can now watch the process hidden from the human eyes. The work covers the entire period from a zygote formation to the birth of a new organism.

You can watch the “coming into being” of a new living organism on the video below.

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