The Sexual Deception of Orchids

25 OCT / 16:00 / Sal 4
26 OCT / 10:30 / Sal 4

Nearly 28,000 species of orchids grow all around the world, bearing every imaginable colour, shape and pattern. There’s a cunning purpose behind these elaborate displays: many orchids trick insects into pollinating, sometimes even into having sex with them. How do they deploy these deceptive tactics?

  • Directed by: Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Country: Denmark, 2019
  • Time: 5m 24s
  • Type: 2d
  • Production: Gerta Xhelo
  • Animation: Mette Ilene Holmriis
  • Company: TED-ed

Director and animator Mette Ilene Holmriis graduated in 2009 from the Animation Workshop in Denmark. Since 2010, she has been living in Berlin from where she is working freelance for a number of countries on a vast number of different projects from low budget games to big feature film productions. Lately she has been directing a series of films for TED’s educational channel.