Butt Seriously…The Bottom Line on Bums

This documentary takes viewers on a fascinating odyssey through a subject that has, perhaps unsurprisingly, been neglected for centuries, thanks to persistent cultural taboos. But while we were all busy blushing and making jokes, researchers recently concluded that the anus represents a black hole in how we understand the basic biological development of organisms. Before the anus, organisms were just digestive sacs. Its arrival was a blockbuster catalyst that gave creatures new ways to grow and move.

The world premiere broadcast is Thursday January 18/2024 at 9pm on CBC / CBCGEM


Director Liam O’Rinn