'Mr Eisenstein, I understand you are connected with the Kyenee-ma. I witnessed a Kye-nimatograph performance once.' - J. J. Thompson
One of Dovzhenko's most gorgeous films - and in color. Growing a garden, building a society, studying nature are all shown as part of nature becoming conscious of itself.
More prosaically, the scientific discussion is a good illustration of the debates during the "eclipse of Darwin" period of the early 20th century, when Mendelism was in opposition to Darwinism. A century later, how Michurin's plant grafts work, not only changing the rootstock but causing heritable changes, is still in question, horizontal gene transfer being one likely answer. The scientifically curious might like this paper. nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.14383