DOCUMENTARY
The Gut Movie
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Scientists the world over are scrupulously investigating the role that our microbiome and subsequent functioning of the intestinal lining play in our health and wellbeing. What is the microbiome? It is simply the group of different bacteria, yeast, parasites and protozoa which live on and inside of you in a symbiotic relationship as integral to the human body as food itself.

The current scientific interest in the microbiome is discovering that many of our current ailments, from arthritis, psoriasis, Hashimoto’s, depression, diabetes, asthma and even heart disease have some origins in the gut. This is probably because our gut and the functioning of the gut-lining has a heavy influence on the inflammatory responses which go on throughout the entire body.

One gram of your poop contains more microbes than there are people on earth – so don’t underestimate their relevance.

In The Gut Movie we explore this phenomenon in-depth. We provide a platform for some of the world’s leading scientists to share their expertise in this area, and to progress the fascinating discussion that is the human microbiome.

“When you look at almost any condition that exists now that didn’t exist 40 or 50 years ago, or was much less common 40 or 50 years ago, there is a good chance that it is relating to the actions of the gut microbiota.”

Professor Charles Mackay, Medical Researcher, Sydney University

CREDITS

Written & Directed by Kale Brock

Produced by Brock Creative Media

Cinematography by Kane Overall & Spencer Frost

Edited by Mitch Green