The Great Sperm Race

It’s an epic battle in which 250 million begin, but only one survives. Blown up to human size, THE GREAT SPERM RACE follows the 48-hour journey of sperm from ejaculation through to conception using helicopter-mounted cameras, world-renowned scientists, CGI and dramatic reconstruction. A Canada/UK co-production, THE GREAT SPERM RACE premieres on Discovery Channel on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT.

With the microscopic world of sperm and egg accurately scaled up by 34,000 times, the human-sized heroes negotiate some of the world’s most striking landscapes which stand in for a woman’s reproductive tract, from the vastness of the Canadian Rockies to the tight and crowded confinement of London’s high rises.

Directed by Julian Jones, who directed Discovery Channel Canada’s Emmy®-nominated HOW WILLIAM SHATNER CHANGED THE WORLD, THE GREAT SPERM RACE has already won a Best Cinematography award from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

Made in conjunction with the world’s leading reproductive scientists, THE GREAT SPERM RACE demonstrates the epic challenges a sperm must overcome as it competes to win nature’s giant lottery of luck: human conception.

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