Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Microcosmos: Le Peuple De L'Herbe (Microcosmos)
Director: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

In their nature documentary, Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou take the camera literally to the grassroot level to reveal the hidden wildlife on the meadows and ponds in Aveyron, in southern France. They show amazing close-up footage of insects, amphibians, invertebrates and other species, but do not provide a narrative thread to tie the beautiful images together; neither do they give information about the numerous small creatures or their behaviour. I imagine this is what Honey I Shrunk the Kids would had looked like without the people and the plot.