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Calcium and Life

China, 1992 (MIFF 1992, Science Film Programme)

Director: Meng Chuanhui

The silvery-white metal calcium plays an important part in human health. It provides the structural material for teeth and the 206 bones in our bodies and also regulates many physiological and neurological processes. This straightforward film illustrates China's attempts to raise consciousness about public health issues.

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