The Rise and fall of the Great Lakes

Canada, 1968

Film
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A canoe journey through the beautiful areas of the Great Lakes, formed over 10,000 years ago over successive Ice Ages. This geological and ecological history of the Great Lakes is accompanied by narration in ballad form. Eventually, the advance of civilisation becomes obvious with bulldozers felling trees and pushing earth, huge dams, ocean-going ships, factory chimney’s belching smoke and the effects of waste pollution on the Lakes themselves.

Credits

producer

Joseph Koenig

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:17:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27943

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Lakes - Description and travel

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Economic development - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Great Lakes - Historical geography

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water - Pollution

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic development - Environmental aspects

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Canoes and canoeing

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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