Just like the Earth itself, our body is a living planet, a network of ecosystems where bacteria are the dominant life form. The womb is the only environment where we are free of bacteria. But, throughout life's journey, as we travel from the birth canal to death and beyond, we are invaded and become host to an army of bacteria and other microscopic bugs - both good and bad.
With some of the world's leading microbial experts guiding the way and through extensive use of computer graphics, this fifty minute documentary takes us into the world of bacteria and bugs as we've never seen them before and demonstrates that we need them as much as they need us.
©2002 Natural History New Zealand Ltd
NTSC Widescreen 16:9 - Total Running Time: 50-minutes