The Human Body explores the biological processes that go on in our bodies, without our control and often without our awareness, during a single day in our lives. Following four individuals as they engage in normal activities, the film reveals real-life images of what is happening beneath the skin.

Length: 43:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2001
  • Date Released:
    October 2001
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:

    National Geographic, Sarai Inc. (Japan)

  • Produced By:

    A presentation of The Learning Channel and BBC Worldwide of a Discovery Pictures and BBC co-production in association with the Maryland Science Center and the Science Museum, London

  • Executive Producer: Gregory Andorfer, Jana Bennett, Alison Roden
  • Producer: Richard Dale, Peter Georgi
  • Director:  Peter Georgi
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Richard Dale
  • Cinematography: David Barlow, Reed Smoot
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Anne Dudley
  • Editor: Peter Parnham
  • Narrator: Robert Winston
  • Other Credits: Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Human Biology



  • Best Film For Lifelong Learning, Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA), 2002
  • Best Sound Editing Special Venue Film, Motion Picture Sound Editors (Golden Reel Awards), 2002

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