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Papilio

Date produced: 1980

Filmmaker(s):

Miguel Ángel Quintana

Ángel Bernal

Description:

Documental sobre el ciclo de vida de la mariposa Papilo Machaón, desde su fase inicial como larva hasta su forma final como mariposa. “En el atardecer, descansan las mariposas esperando al nuevo día para continuar su misión, libando y fecundando flores, manteniendo así el equilibrio ecológico del fascinante mundo de la naturaleza”. (Papilio 1980)

Documentary about the life cycle of the Papilo Machaón, from its initial stage as a larva until its final form as a butterfly. "At sunset, the butterflies rest awaiting the new day to continue their mission, absorbing polen and pollinating flowers, maintaining the fascinating ecological equilibrium of the natural world. (Papilio 1980)


Bella Matadora, La [The Beautiful Killer]

Date produced: 1979

Filmmaker(s):

Ángel Bernal

Miguel Ángel Quintana

Description:

La mantis religiosa o “Santa Teresa” es un pequeño insecto que abunda en nuestros campos. En su extraña apariencia encierra instintos caníbales, lo que hace que la hembra, con mucha frecuencia, devore al macho durante o después de su apareamiento. La película recoge los distintos aspectos de la vida de la mantis religiosa. (Bienal de cine científico español, 1983)

The praying mantis or "Saint Theresa" is a small insect abundant in our fields. In its strange appearance, lie cannibal instincts, often provoking the female mantis to devour the male mantis during or after mating. The film depicts the different aspects of the praying mantis' life. (Bienal de cine científico español, 1983)


Hilo de seda [Silk thread]

Date produced: 1972

Filmmaker(s):

Miguel Ángel Quintana

Ángel Bernal

Description:

Documental sobre la metamorfosis del gusano de seda desde su nacimiento hasta su muerte, pasando por todos los procesos morfológicos.

A documentary about the silk worm metamorphosis, from its birth to its death, showing al morphologic processes.


Eterna Procesión, En [In Eternal Procession]

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

Miguel Ángel Quintana

Ángel Bernal

Description:

El documental muestra el ciclo vital de la oruga procesionaria del pino (Thaumetopoea Pityocampa), abundante en bosques de pinos de Europa del Sur y América del Sur y considerada como el insecto defoliador más importante de los pinares españoles.

The documentary shows the life cycle of the pine processionary caterpillar (Thaumetopoea Pityocampa), abundant in Southern European and South American forests, considered as the most important defoliating insect of the Spanish pine forests.


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.


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