The Rival world

United Kingdom, 1954

Film
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Depicts the human struggle against hunger and sickness. Insects outnumber man by 50 million to one and are man’s rival for food. Man has interfered with the balance of nature and now can only come to terms with his rivals by using organised scientific methods of control. Examples are drawn from many parts of the world, including the desert locust in East Africa and the use of aircraft against them.

Credits

director

Bert Haanstra

producer

Stuart Legg

production company

Shell Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:27:47:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27957

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agricultural pests

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Food supply

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Insect pests - Control

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Insect pests - Control

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Food supply

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Human ecology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hunger

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

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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