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Films Screened In 1953

Throughout history, man has fought an eternal struggle against plague, hunger, and war. Scientists of many nations have joined this fight against disease and hunger. This is the story of the work of the World Health Organisation in assisting the Indian Government to overcome the menace of malaria. ... Read more
One of the "Canada Carries On" Series. An account of the development of the new oil reserves in the Canadian prairie country. Here, a vast new harvest is being wrought from the prairie wheatfields as the rich new oilfields are developed, oilfields which are in all probability the most extensive on ... Read more
A modern dance solo based on a poem by John Malcolm Brinner. A variety of camera effects and double exposures combined with the dancing and reading of the poem by Valerie Bettis produces an interesting experiment in modern dance film. ... Read more
Produced for teaching purposes at the high-school level. Gives an insight into the development of a single bee in a large hive. Stages shown include the laying of eggs by the queen; sealing pupas in cells and various stages of development; beginning of a new swarm; killing by the female bees of the ... Read more
An amusing story of five people who discover one another in an unknown situation in a heavy fog. ... Read more
Discusses the different means of railway traction — steam, electricity, gas turbine, diesel electric. Shows design, building, and trials of the Fell locomotive, a revolutionary direct-drive diesel mechanical locomotive. ... Read more
Drama set in the little village of Dolwyn in North Wales in 1892. Rob, embittered as a result of being driven from the village as a boy for stealing, returns full of vindictive triumph to arrange on behalf of Lord Lancashire the flooding of Dolwyn to allow the passage of water from Wales to ... Read more
Beautiful study in animation giving a lovely play of movement, colour, and music, merging form and idea in a painter's fantasy. ... Read more
Outlines the structure of the moon; describes and explains the phases of the moon by means of animation, flat drawings, photographs, and special models. A recent addition to the G.B.T. Mathematical Geography Series. ... Read more
The story opens with the funeral of Mr. Townsend, a social worker. His successor attempts to find the motivating influence of his life, set in modern England. His mind flashes back to Biblical times when Jesus appeared in the flesh. The people listening marvelled that unlearned men could speak so ... Read more
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One of a series produced by a specialized film unit concentrating on wildlife studies. Re-edited by the Educational Foundation for Visual Aids for use in British schools. ... Read more
Animated drawings and diagrams are used to explain the physiology of menstruation, suggesting methods of care and hygiene. ... Read more
An animated film, sponsored by Rolex Watches, using various symbols and devices to dramatize man's discovery and mastery of the hours. Sun-worshippers; measuring the hours by the shadows of obelisk and sundial; the first clocks, driven by the elements a Chinese fire clock, a Persian water clock, a ... Read more
The peoples of the world want food, they want technical resources, they want scientific knowledge, but above all they want peace. Through U.N.E.S.C.O., international exchange of literature, art, and scientific knowledge has become possible. Here for the first time an international organization is ... Read more
Designed not only to remind us of some of the peace-making achievements of the first seven years of U.N., but to highlight the attack U.N. is making upon the basic causes underlying dispute and war. ... Read more
One of the most visually inventive films on art. By the combined movements of statue, camera, and background, a view of the entire work and then close-ups, the development of an idea from a drawing to a finished work, the film gives a curious kind of semi-existence to Thoryaldsen's somewhat frigid ... Read more
Dr. Hans Hass, Viennese underwater scientist, and members of his expedition spent six eventful months in daily exploration among the coral reefs of the Red Sea. He was especially interested in finding out whether fish made sounds and how they reacted to noise. He used the cine camera to record the ... Read more
Combines a series of impressions of the Thames from the mouth up to Kingston with a straightforward view of the daily routine of the Port. In the factual passages part of the commentary is spoken by a dockmaster and a docker; for the rest, the commentary takes the form of a poeticized prose. ... Read more
Deals with wild life of Macquarie Island, 900 miles to the south of Tasmania. Features plants, birds, and mammals which derive a livelihood from the stormy wastes of the south polar and sub-polar regions. ... Read more
One of "Plant Pests and Diseases" Series. Deals with Winter Moths, which are particularly harmful in the fruit-growing areas of Britain, France, Holland, and Denmark. ... Read more
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