Searchlight on the nations

United States, 1949

Film
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This film deals with the international exchange of information through modern means of communication - press, radio, films, television, telegraph, cablegram. Half the human race does not have yet the means to hear the other half; half the human race remains a prey to superstition, poverty, ignorance, disease, fallacy and distortion of the truth. This is a history of the development of communications and how the UNO is working to break down the barriers to progress and international understanding.

Credits

co-director

Roger Barlow

Raymond Spottiswoode

producer

Stuart Legg

production company

United Nations. Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:20:42:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28304

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Influence

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Social aspects

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Study and teaching

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cultural relations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Intercultural communication

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → International understanding

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communications - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communication - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Intercultural communication

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International understanding

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mass media - Social aspects

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Mass media - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → World history

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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