Director: Matt Wolf
In 1991, four women and four men were sealed inside Biosphere 2, the largest manmade closed ecosystem in the world, where they planned to live the next two years studying its viability as a self-sustaining space colony. Matt Wolf’s underwhelming documentary depicts this fascinating endeavour, but fails to squeeze a drop of tension out of the events, although even the briefest research reveals that there was plenty of drama. It certainly feels like some compromises were made to secure the exclusive film footage and interviews. Wolf shows that Biosphere 2 was frowned upon by the scientific community and ridiculed by the media, but he fails to ask any tough questions from the biospherians or the members of the counterculture group who initiated the entire project.