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Biosphere 2 was a unique experiment in 1991 in which a group of people set about creating a replica of the Earth’s biosphere. Led by idealist and environmentalist John Allen, the group built the unit on a three acre site in Arizona and eight people were to live in it for two years. A terrific insight into idealism versus reality as the experiment began with huge optimism but ultimately fell foul to human intervention and harsh scientific realities.


This striking film on an idealistic era offers great stimulus for discussions of utopias, sustainability and community.


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    115 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    IFI Age Recommendation 14+
  • Director
    Matt Wolf