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Growers’ Friends and Foes

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Harold Warner

Description:

"A story of an orange grower's everyday life, of his unending battle with pests." American Cinematographer, Nov. 1940, 498.


Essence of Life

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"The dependence of all living things on water. The physical properties of water; water as a habitat for such creatures as insects, birds, beavers, frogs; use and abuse of water resources by man." (BC Archives)


Marshland Mysteries

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Robert H. Unseld

Description:

Marshland Mysteries is a version of Unseld's film Swamp Song.


Listen

Date produced: 1969

Filmmaker(s):

Richard Carman

Description:

"Listen is an appropriate title for a film that won the MPD Sound Award for Richard Garman of Salt Lake City. In 9 minutes of color you will learn the life story of a cricket. You may have heard the sound of its chirping all your life, but now you will be face to face with it just as you've always heard it - then in slow motion (or speed) and then even in slower motion (or speed). You have got it to hear it to believe it" PSA Journal, Nov. 1969, 57.


Joyaux Vivants

Date produced: 1964

Filmmaker(s):

Maurice Guillon

Description:

"Some of the most beautiful insects of France. Coleoptera (beetles, beetles, longhorn beetles, etc.). Lepidoptera: eggs, caterpillars, pupae, accelerated birth (zygène), slow flights (papilio, zygène, sphinx, etc.). Parasitic and predatory insects: braconid, pentatomide, ammophile, mantis." rough english translation of a description provided by Canal-U.


War of the Ants

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

H. Braig

Description:

"War of the Ants is a deft piece of animation against elaborate stage settings and masterful props. No scale tells us how big the ants are, but their movements and actions are superb. The story has a similarity to human warfare in its satirical approach" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 36.


Life Cycle of the Monarch

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth Middleham


Language of the Bee

Date produced: 1966

Description:

"Dr. Karl von Frisch performs some of the experiments which led to his discovery of the language of the bees. Explains the system by which bees communicate information about direction and distance. Emphasizes the importance of curiosity in scientific research." via WorldCat


Narraburra

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Don Featherstone

Description:

"Narraburra is a slick piece of drama telling of the misfortune encountered by a prospector in the wilds of Australia who is thrown from his horse and breaks his leg. While his friends go for aid, a colony of meat ants find him and he knows that in a short while they will eat his flesh until he dies. How he keeps the ants from achieving their objective provides good cinema fare" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.


Monarch Butterfly, The

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Margaret McLeod

Description:

"The Monarch Butterfly, winner of the MPD Nature Film Trophy, depicts the life cycle of this well known butterfly and shows the various stages through which it must pass" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.


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