City Gallery

Past event

Documentary Sundays | Fantastic Fungi

Sunday 9 October, 2pm

In association with At Thresholds, unearth, expand, and complicate your understanding of our entangled relationship with other species. Join us over consecutive Sundays for screenings in this vibrant documentary series selected by exhibition curator Moya Lawson.  

Fantastic Fungi (2019) 
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg 

Can mushrooms save the world? Fantastic Fungi offers a journey into the magical, mysterious, and medical world of fungi, exploring their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth. It’s a story that begin 3.5 billion years ago that we are a part of today.  

Fantastic Fungi delves into the world shaping power of fungi. From cleaning up oil spills or combating invasive species, to assisting with chemotherapy, mental health, and future pandemics. Also present even if unseen, like how they help trees communicate through enormous underground fungal networks, it’s a fungi’s world. Explore their wonderous micro-molecular world that while we are very much a part of. 

Watch the trailer here.

See the other documentaries screening as part of our series here.