From deep-sea divers at the bottom of the ocean, to astronauts on top of the world, Who We Were investigates the history and future of our unique species and celebrates the incredible capability of humankind to build a better world.
Who We Were observes the current state of the world, accompanied by six leading intellectuals and scientists who reflect on the majesty of the present and postulate about the infinite possibilities of the future.
Producer, director, and writer Marc Bauder follows his interviewees into the depths of the ocean, to the top of the world, and out into the far reaches of space. Together, they explore the incredible capabilities of the human brain, a global economic summit, the legacy of colonisation, and the feelings of a robot.
Who We Were is an intense encounter with six important contemporary thinkers and scientists: Alexander Gerst (astronaut), Dennis Snower (economist), Matthieu Ricard (molecular biologist and monk), Sylvia Earle (oceanologist), Felwine Sarr (economist, sociologist and philosopher) and Janina Loh (philosopher and critical posthumanist).
This inspiring look at our world offers a hopeful message for us all: Who we are is in our own hands, if we recognise our connectedness, our commonality, and the meaning of ‘we’.