Question of immunity

Canada, 1971

Film
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Shows damage caused by disease and explains how the body combats toxins and disease-causing bacteria. Explains that the body’s own defence mechanism is the biggest obstacle to successful organ transplants. This is a lucid exposition of the manner in which the human body’s defences identify and reject intruders such as foreign proteins, bacteria or viruses. Animation and microphotography illustrate some of the known facts: the action of white blood cells and the response of the lymphatic system.

Credits

director

Bane Jovanovic

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:14:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27695

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Microbiology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Bacteria

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Body, Human

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cells

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Immune response

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Lymphatics

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Virus diseases

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Bacteria

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cells

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Microbiology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Microphotography

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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