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Spirulina - The Amazing Algae

A 51' documentary directed in 2012 by Vangelis Tremopoulos

The film presents an exploration of a nearly invisible fresh water algae with scientific name Spirulina Arthrospira Platensis. But what exactly is the blue-green algae called Spirulina?

It is the first photosynthetic life form designed by nature 3.6 billion years ago. It is the life form that consumed, for billions of years, carbon dioxide releasing oxygen, transforming an inhospitable planet into our beautiful global home.

These tiny green spiral coils harvest the energy of the sun, growing a treasure of bio-available nutrients. It contains everything life needed to evolve, up to 70% protein and in total over 100 nutritional elements.

Apart from its nutritional value, Spirulina is going to play an important role in the fight against hunger in our planet.
Already relatives of the United States President Barack Obama are involved in Spirulina cultivation projects in Kenya.
Also, in the documentary scientists report that Spirulina will help decisively against the greenhouse effect since it consumes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen. In addition it is used for the production of bio-fuel.

Awards : *Official Selection : Life Sciences Film Festival, Prague 2013 *Winner : Learning Through Film, Eu Project 2013

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