Spectacular, unorthodox and surprising, this film tells the life story of the one element that is on everyone’s lips, every day: Carbon! The element from which all life arises, including us. It is probably the most extraordinary story the universe has ever written. The film stirringly explains why carbon is responsible for the evolution of all life forms. For decades, mankind has been exploiting the raw material reserves of this world. Now, this element shows its dark side: carbon makes life possible, but it can also destroy it. We choose what happens next.