The Kingdom - How Fungi Made Our World

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

You find fungi in Antarctica and in nuclear reactors. They live inside your lungs and your skin is covered with them. Fungi are the most under appreciated and unexplained organisms, yet they could cure you from smallpox and turn cardboard boxes into forests. This is the incredible story of how fungi made life on land possible. Neither plants nor animals - fungi represent a third mode of life and belong to their own kingdom. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others will threaten us and we are just beginning to understand which is which. Directed by Annamária Tálás and Simon Nasht.

Screening with the short films BEE-SHARP HONEYBEE directed by Deacon Warner and WHEN OLD GROWTH ENDS directed by Anaya Young.

Sponsors: Caravan - The Tiny House Hotel and KBOO Community Radio

Community Partners: Bark

Assistive Listening
Wheelchair accessible