When a garbage collector takes a photo of a spider and posts it online, he gets a call from a scientist telling him it might be an undiscovered species. There follows an epic three-year quest to re-find the spider – a journey of extraordinary self-discovery for a colourful citizen scientist. 

Duration: 30 minutes



“Maratus is a very accomplished piece of filmmaking and storytelling. On one level it first appears a simple but fascinating story about the discovery of a remarkable new spider, but it develops into a much more profound story of a man who also discovers meaning in his life. The film is microscopic in its subject but universal in its themes.”
— Judges' comments, Antenna Film Fesitval
“Funny and moving, this film will change your perception of who a scientist is.”
— Jury, Scinema International Science Film Festival
“A compelling docu-mystery. We found its hybrid genre approach to be especially engaging.”
— Arin Liberman, Programming Manager, True/False Film Fest

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