“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” – Psalm 19:1–2
“Only those deafened by the relentless drumbeat of philosophical naturalism could fail to heed The Call of the Cosmos. This stunning production is guaranteed to awaken and arouse anyone who has ‘ears to hear.’” –Hank Hanegraaff president of the Christian Research Institute, host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast and Hank Unplugged podcast
Yes, Hank! God speaks to us powerfully in both His books: His works (nature) and His Word (Scripture), and wise people will heed the call of both!
“This fascinating film begins with a voyage from Earth to the edge of the observable universe, 45 billion light years away. Then, in a series of visually stunning episodes, we consider the origin and structure of the cosmos and our significance within it…the mysteries of solar eclipses and auroras…an agnostic astronomer’s honest recognition of a supernatural designer…and the convergent revelations of nature and Scripture.” Run time: 58 minutes.
Unlocking the Mystery of Life was Illustra Media’s first production in 2002. In 2016, they produced the sequel Origin. Both DVDs explore the criticality of intelligence in the creation of life. Through state-of-the-art computer animation, Unlocking the Mystery of Life transports you into the interior of the living cell to explore systems and machines that bear the unmistakable hallmarks of design. With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, ORIGIN examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on Earth begin? Run time: 65 minutes.
The Privileged Planet — The unprecedented scientific knowledge acquired in the last century, enabled by equally unprecedented technological achievements, should, when properly interpreted, contribute to a deep appreciation of our place in the cosmos. This 60-minute video documentary explores a striking feature of the natural world: the conditions that allow for intelligent life on Earth also make it strangely well suited for viewing and analyzing the universe.
But is this correlation between the existence of complex life and our ability to make scientific discoveries simply a coincidence or the result of blind chance? Or does it point to a deeper explanation? Run time: 60 minutes.
Darwin’s Dilemma examines what many consider to be the most powerful refutation of Darwinian evolution — the Cambrian fossil record. Charles Darwin realized that the fossil evidence did not support his theory of gradual, step-by-step evolutionary development. Today, after more than 150 years of exploration, fossil evidence of slow, incremental biological change has yet to be excavated. Instead, we find a picture of the rapid appearance of fully developed, complex organisms during the outset of the Cambrian geological period. This remarkable explosion of life is best explained by the existence of a transcendent intelligence. Run time: 118 minutes.
Metamorphosis Throughout history, butterflies have fascinated artists and philosophers, scientists and schoolchildren with their profound mystery and beauty. In Metamorphosis, you will explore their remarkable world as few ever have before. Spectacular photography, computer animation, and magnetic resonance imaging open once-hidden doors to every stage of a butterfly’s life cycle. From an egg the size of a pinhead to a magnificent flying insect — it is a transformation so incredible biologists have called it “butterfly magic.” The butterfly’s superbly engineered body is magnified hundreds of times to reveal compound eyes made of thousands of individual lenses, wings covered with microscopic solar panels, and navigational systems that unerringly guide Monarch butterflies on their annual migration from Canada to Mexico. Filmed in North, Central, and South America, Metamorphosis is an unforgettable documentary filled with the joys of discovery and wonder. Run time: 64 minutes.
Flight is a unique wildlife documentary. An exploration of the animal kingdom from a perspective ignored by television and the scientific establishment. For instead of presenting a worldview based on the blind, undirected process of Darwinian evolution, FLIGHT offers a compelling look at the design and purpose woven throughout the fabric of life on Earth. FLIGHT is highlighted by technical and artistic excellence comparable to the BBC’s Planet Earth and the Academy Award–winning March of the Penguins. Photographed in North America, Peru, England, Greenland, and Antarctica, the film combines stunning images and computer animation with cutting-edge research and an original musical score to celebrate birds and their incomparable ability to live in the skies. Run time: 63 minutes.
Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth is the third film in Illustra Media’s series THE DESIGN OF LIFE. Each episode explores a different realm of the animal kingdom and the remarkable biological systems that make life on Earth possible. Living Waters explores the mysteries of Humpback whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and salmon from a perspective ignored by the BBC, National Geographic, and Discovery Channel. Instead of exalting a worldview based on scientific materialism and undirected evolutionary processes, Living Waters celebrates a timeless truth: every creature that swims, runs, flies, or crawls across our planet is the product not of genetic accidents or blind chance but of purpose, imagination, and design. This unforgettable documentary weaves a magnificent tapestry of cinematography, computer animation, original music, cutting-edge science, fascinating stories, and much more. Beyond its aesthetic brilliance, Living Waters is an experience that will touch the hearts and minds of anyone who has ever paused to marvel at the wonders of the living world…and then pondered how they all came to be. Run time: 69 minutes.
Origin: Unlocking the Mystery of Life — This long-awaited sequel to Illustra’s landmark documentary, Unlocking the Mystery of Life, challenges the paradigm of scientific materialism and the belief that life is nothing more than the product of blind, undirected processes. With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, ORIGIN examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: how did life on Earth begin? ORIGIN is a film that transcends science to touch the heart and mind of anyone who has ever pondered the deepest mystery of the human experience: where did we come from, and why are we here? Run time: 46 minutes.
Icons of Evolution — Are students learning the whole truth about Darwin’s theory of evolution? According to a growing number of scientists, the surprising answer is no. They claim that many of the most famous “Icons of Evolution” — including Darwin’s “Tree of Life,” finches from the Galapagos Islands, and embryos that look remarkably similar — are based on outdated research and sloppy logic. From the Galapagos Islands to China, Icons of Evolution will take you on a fast-paced, fascinating journey into one of the most controversial issues in today’s public arena. Run time: 75 minutes.
King of Creation is a collection of meditations on the splendor of God’s creative power and the brilliance of His inspired Word. Photographed in high definition, King of Creation is a stunning visual celebration of God’s handiwork — and much more. Favorite verses from the Old and New Testaments are underscored by poignant renditions of enduring hymns, including “Beautiful Savior,” “Amazing Grace,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” The result is a uniquely touching message of encouragement and hope. It is ideal for home Bible studies, churches, convalescent and retreat centers, and hundreds of other settings. With each viewing, you will encounter the reality of the living God in a refreshing new way. Run time: approximately 40 minutes.
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