Hubert Reeves: Star Teller

Hubert Reeves: Star Teller

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Hubert Reeves is an astrophysicist whose honours from the scientific community include the Albert Einstein award. But Reeves is known to the public as a wonderful popularizer of scientific ideas, possessed of an exceptional talent at combining science and humanism.

As a child growing up near Lac St-Louis in Quebec, Reeves was fascinated by nature and its relationship to the rest of the universe. This fascination led him to Cornell University, where he studied with some of the great scientific minds of the 20th century. A raconteur, Reeves tells stories about his remarkable professors, men like Hans Bethe, Philip Morrrison and Bob Wilson, whose research led to the atom bomb. Reeves also offers revealing anecdotes about Einstein, Niels Bohr, Oppenheimer and Teller.

With his usual enthusiasm, Reeves highlights milestones in astrophysics, showing us a view of the moon as seen by Galileo in 1609, and remarkable photos of galaxies colliding billions of light-years away. Along with stunning visuals, we listen as Reeves explains history and theory in a highly accessible way.

A committed ecologist, Reeves warns about the deterioration of our planet. In the face of explosive economic globalization, Reeves believes that the globalization of ecological movements offers hope.

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Credits
  • participant
    Guy Raimbault
    André Devert
    Jacques Véry
    Frédéric Lenoir
    Norma David
    Richard Lalumière
    Christiane Hudon
  • researcher
    Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
  • writer
    Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
  • director
    Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
  • editing
    Sophie Leblond
  • cinematography
    Philippe Lavalette
  • location sound
    Diane Carrière
    Hubert Macé de Gastines
  • sound editing
    André Chaput
  • archival research
    Catherine Beaudoin
  • narration
    Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
  • original music
    Yves Beaupré
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • producer
    André Gladu

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