The 94 Elements Documentary Project, Humanity As Seen Through Chemical Elements

The 94 Elements Project is a documentary film series about humanity’s relationship with different chemical elements (trailer). Ninety-four naturally occurring elements will each be the subject of a short film. Directors include experienced award winners and new filmmakers. For an example, see Oxygen: The Old Man And His Bed directed by Marc Isaacs. Project director Mike Patterson is raising funds for the project on Indiegogo.

There are 94 naturally occurring elements, from Hydrogen to Plutonium. Together they make up everything in the world. The stories of the elements are intimately connected to the stories of our own lives. Everything we use and create is made from them. Our own bodies are mostly made from just 6 of the elements. They affect our lives in countless ways, and their stories reveal our relationship with our resources and the patterns of our economies.