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Programme E

Humorous treatment of the develop­ment of numbers and the science of arithmetic. ... Read more
The benefits of space research are ... outlined: the improvement of weather ... forecasting, the location of oil. ... instant communication between ... continents, discoveries that may lead ... to improvements in the world's ... food and Water supply. ... Read more
Arthur Penn at home and at work, including long and revealing interviews with the director, whose three latest films, Bonny and Clyde, Alice's Restaurant, and Little Big Man won worldwide acclaim. ... The technical quality of this film is excellent and a special word of praise should go to the fine ... Read more
A bureaucrat working for the ... railways uses the regulations to ... conceal himself and cloak any human ... reactions. Bhuvan Shome is a ... widower who even sacked his own ... son for negligence. But when he is ... about to dismiss another employee for ... taking bribes, he begins to be aware ... Read more
A light satire on the American space race with a twist in its tail. ... Read more
Through a series of stills taken over a ten-year period, a Glasgow photographer affectionately traces the rebirth of his city as seen through the eyes of an old man recalling his youth. ... Read more
A group of young people in Toronto wanted their street closed to through traffic with its noise and fumes. The press tagged them as "hippies". The establishment, represented by Toronto City Council, doubtless called them many other things. At any rate, they opposed them, for the demand was ... Read more
A history of the game of golf, from its origins in the early Celtic legends until the present time. ... Read more
An account of the life and career of one of the legendary figures of the English music hall, who was also a star of vaudeville in the United States and Australia during the early part of this century. The film includes a unique record of a performance given in 1969 when Hetty King was in her 87th ... Read more
The traditional arts and crafts of making sitars and tablas. ... Read more
Chris Marker whose films, Description of a Struggle, Le joli Mai and La jetee, have been shown at previous Festivals, went to Japan to film the Olympic Games. But there he discovered, working for a film office in Tokyo, a beautiful young Japanese girl called Koumiko. The result is that the Games ... Read more
A report on the world of the hippie, the New Left and all those young people in Italy who are determined to change a world they don't understand and in which they do not believe. ... Read more
No comment—but that of the ugliness and noise in a factory. A briskly edited study of workers, their tedium and alienation in the atmosphere of their place of work. ... Read more
The action is set in an industrial centre in Eastern Serbia. Jan Rudinski, an engineer, comes to the town, entrusted with the assembly of some intricate machinery. He falls in love with the sensuous daughter of the couple in whose home he is staying, but while he is at a party given in his honour ... Read more
The great choirs of the Welsh mining valleys first grew from the singing of hymns in chapel on Sundays — for many, the only time in the week into which beauty entered. Even now these choirs, and the spirit that causes them to flourish, are part of Welsh culture. ... Golden Gate Award, San ... Read more
The design, creation and performance of puppets for a professional show at the Baird Puppet Theatre. ... Read more
A very conventional young man is ... shaving in a very conventional ... bathroom. The camera carefully ... follows every stage of the operation, ... but then he doesn't finish shaving .... ... Read more
David, a boy of twelve, was born under an unlucky star. His mother deserted him, and his father, a new immigrant from Morocco, cannot adapt himself to the new surroundings. ... David gets into trouble at school and has violent clashes with his father. Then, in a moment of weakness, the boy agrees ... Read more
The film presents highlights of recent Edinburgh Festivals. After opening with a view of the city at night, sequences are shown of art exhibitions, concerts, theatre and ballet, with many notable artists participating. The film concludes with the colourful tattoo on the esplanade of the Castle. ... Read more
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