Summary:A poetic celebration of the oldest living thing on the planet - the Bristle Cone Pine tree.
Description:On a desolate mountain top in California lives the world's oldest organism - a gnarled and twisted bristlecone pine named Methuselah by the scientist who discovered it. The tree will be 4,643 next birthday and its rings document a tumultuous epoch of human history from the massive cataclysm that was the volcanic eruption of far away Santorini to the man-made atomic explosion in nearby Nevada. Scientists are enthralled by the fact that Methuselah shows no signs of ageing and theoretically could be immortal. And the poet ROGER MCGOUGH has written eight specially commissioned poems articulating the tree's thoughts describing the history of the world from Methuselah's point of view to accompany this beautifully shot film.