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The Question Tree

USA, 1961 (MIFF 1963, The Inquiring Mind)

Director: Henry Strauss and Company

A strikingly imaginative examination of man's age-old curiosity about the world around him, and where this curiosity has led him. The story of how the intelligent asking of questions leads to scientific discovery.

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