"Film footage moderately edited with added intertitles, shot in Ceylon, Egypt, and Italy by oil explorer and geologist Walter Link during his personal vacation, records various tourist destinations. Landmarks include: the beach and harbor at Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon); the Sphinx, pyramids, Mosque of Mohamed Ali and Egyptian Museum in and around Cairo, Egypt; Villa San Michele in Capri, Italy; and St. Peters and the Coliseum in Rome, Italy. Footage consists mainly of sights and structures, and features little interaction with local inhabitants," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.
"Scenes of Vancouver Island, including the Victoria Inner Harbour, local tourist attractions, ocean shots, Chinatown, sailboats and nature shots" British Columbia Archives.
The film was produced at some time in the 1960s.
Construcción artesanal de barcos en los astilleros de Lekeitio.
Handcrafted construction of ships in the shipyards of Lekeitio.
Edited film "chronicling travel through the Caribbean including scenic landscapes, cities and villages, dance, local markets and fishing. Wells travelled on the M/s Stella Maris II. Locations filmed include Puerto Rico, Saba St. Kits, Gaudelupe, St. Lucia, Barbados, Paramaribo, Tobago, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, Martinique, Fortress of San Felikpe Del Morrow (San Juan), For Christianvaern, Fort Fleur depee XVIII siecle, and Sam Lord's Castle," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.
"Unity of theme is the striking characteristic of Jose M. Pavon's Menemsha — and its Achilles heel as well. The producer, in a series of beautifully composed scenes that seem to ebb and flow with the surging rhythm of the sea, has extracted the essence of a small fishing town on the coast of Martha's Vineyard. For almost its entire length, the film emphasizes the salt and the sea and the strange, lovely things of the ocean littoral with a feeling that Mr. Pavon accents brilliantly in double exposures of the shimmering sea water sweeping over even the deserted wharves. Unfortunately, Menemsha's unity breaks down a little as Mr. Pavon's camera roams too far afield and brings in elements that suggest fresh water and inland life rather than his original theme. A little cutting would tighten up a film that, technically and artistically, is a delicate and creative delight." Movie Makers, Dec. 1949, 454.
"Seashore plant and animal life (e.g., crustaceans, anemones, worms, octopus, jellyfish, etc.)" (BC Archives)
Also exists in a shorter version called Sea Creatures, which was probably edited from the original film for classroom use in 1969..
"Marine mammals of the Pacific Coast: sea lions, sea otters, fur and harbour seals, porpoises, killer whales. Also: Indian whaling techniques; whaling ship Westwhale; processing of whale carcasses at Coal Harbour whaling station." (BC Archives)
Film includes some footage provided to Dr. Carl by the Western Whaling Corporation.
"On the Reef can refer to only one place in the world and that's the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia. Graemer Grosvenor handled the world of sea life very nicely with a smooth flowing story of a group of young adventurers in this area of the unusual. This film from Australia had no difficulty in capturing the Nature Film Award" PSA Journal, Oct. 1968, 49.
"A compilation film illustrating patterns in nature through examples found on the Pacific coast. Includes varied tidal marine life and plants -- crabs, starfish, lobster, anemones, clams, etc. Discussion of patterns in form and structure, behaviour and natural association." (BC Archives)
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