Labyrinth is a scientific program in which different subjects are being explained in an accessible and understandable way. Many times, scientific developments can create hope. But at the same time, they can lead to false expectations and in some cases they can even be very alarming. Labyrinth shows different angles to these developments and has the viewers decide for themselves what to make of it.
Ilja directed several episodes of Labyrinth in The Netherlands in 2010 and in the US in 2011.
She traveled to Yellow Stone national Park to join Dutch researchers Thijs Ettema and John van der Oost in their search for archea, an organism that has been around for ages and that will hopefully tell us more about how life on earth came about.