Darwin discovers the world


Darwin’s uncle advises him to take a break. A Royal Navy ship, the Beagle, is about to sail to chart the coasts of South America. Why not take part in the voyage? Reluctantly, Darwin’s father agrees to allow his son to leave on a two-year voyage. However, the captain of the Beagle, fascinated by faces and superstitious too, refuses to allow Darwin on board: according to him, the shape of Darwin’s nose indicates a lack of determination. At the eleventh hour, Darwin’s uncle manages to change the captain’s mind. Darwin sails aboard the Beagle.

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  • Genre: History
  • Length: 26 min
  • Director: Pierre Lergenmüller
  • Broadcaster: ARTE, TV5 Canada, Curiosity Stream