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Indonesia to Europe

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Link

Description:

"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.


Island Life and Places

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Ron Bennett

Description:

"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.


Itxas-Ontzigintza Lekeition [Construction of a ship in Lekeitio]

Date produced: 1988

Filmmaker(s):

Benito Ansola Erkiaga

Description:

Construcción artesanal de barcos en los astilleros de Lekeitio.

Handcrafted construction of ships in the shipyards of Lekeitio.


Landfalls of the Caribbean and Primitive Surinam

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Floyd Henry Wells

Description:

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.


Menemsha

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Jose M. Pavon

Description:

"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.


Nature’s Sea Creatures

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"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..


Nature’s Submarines

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"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.


Norway and the Arctic Sea

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

Paul E. Vernon


On the Reef

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

Graemer Grosvenor

Description:

"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.


Pacific Patterns

Date produced: 1961

Filmmaker(s):

G. Clifford Carl

Description:

"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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