Movie 3D at the Alimentarium
THE INTESTINES: A MEETING PLACE"
in 3 dimensions
Duration: 10 min.
Fist floor, digesting room
Languages: French, English and German
The clip of the film (only in French)
Everything we eat goes over our tongues and through our stomachs to reach our intestines. This is where the marvellous human body performs its most complex activity. We are only gradually beginning to understand the individual, ingenious steps whereby our bodies assimilate food, separating the essential from the superfluous or even harmful and making the useful nutrients in part our own. It is equally amazing to see how our immune system battles against unwelcome intrusions and even prepares for the eventuality of the body being in danger.
How are sugars, proteins and fat transferred from the intestines to the rest of the body that we can use them?
Take a seat on the train of our 3D film and enjoy a thrilling ride. Some of the onscreen passengers have electronic devices to help your passage into the intestines along with the food.
The main action takes place on the surface of the intestinal wall. A very thin mucous membrane separates our insides from the outside world. This single layer of cells covers an extensive area, structured with various passages which can be open or closed, protected or overseen as required, with various compartments, monitors and meeting places, rather like waiting rooms.
It is impressive how modern computer animation enables us to visualise such diverse processes in 3D form.
The latest in research and aesthetics have been combined to provide an innovative and fascinating journey of discovery into the human body.