“Fractals: The Colors of Infinity” is an extraordinary documentary directed by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon and first broadcast in 1995. As the host for the film, Arthur Clarke shared a detailed discussion of one of the greatest mathematical discoveries in the world, the Mandelbrot set or M-Set (also known as the thumb-print of God).
In the film, Clarke explains the different aspects of fractal geometry and how the Mandelbrot set is relevant to it. The show reiterates how the M-Set is a reflection of God’s hands in designing the entire universe. It also details how Dr. Mandelbrot was able to discover this infinitely complex geometrical shape in 1980 by using a very simple equation.