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Allan Wilson: Evolutionary

Film (Full Length) – 2008

Allan Wilson was the Pukekohe-raised scientist who revolutionised the study of evolutionary biology. Inspired by birds, he developed molecular approaches to 'clock' evolutionary change, and raised the hypothesis that humans evolved from one 'Eve' in Africa about 200,000 years ago. He is the only New Zealander to win a pretigious US MacArthur “genius” Award. The Listener called the film, a "shrewd insight into the man himself: the quintessential pioneering expat Kiwi individualist." It was made in partnership with UC Berkeley where Wilson was based for 35 years.

Key Cast & Crew

George Andrews

Writer, Director

Sean Donnelly (SJD)

Composer

Chris Burt

Sound

Adam Jones

Camera

Skip Sweeney

Camera

Paul Richards

Camera