The Scientist, The Imposter and Stalin

Nikolai Vavilov was a brilliant biologist, agronomist, and geneticist whose life and career were driven by one passion: feeding the world. More specifically, feeding the Soviet Union, whose early decades were repeatedly marked by famines that killed millions.

Trofim Lysenko, Vavilov’s slightly younger contemporary, was also a biologist and agronomist. He made a name for himself by claiming to have developed a technique to boost wheat production, among other innovations. His innovations were more hype than science, and some led to disastrous results.

The Scientist, The Imposter and Stalin recounts the gripping story of these two men and their scientific and political rivalry, set against the intrigue and purges of the Stalinist USSR.

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Auteur(s)

Gulya Mirzoeva

Réalisateur(s)

Gulya Mirzoeva

Producteur(s)

ARTE France - Point du Jour - Sunset Presse

Durée

55 minutes

Année de production

2017

Pays de production

France

Langue originale

French

Version

Sous-titrée en français

Diffusion

ARTE

Genre

Documentaire

Public

Grand public

Thème(s)

Histoire