Snow

Canada, 1961

Film
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Snow has a kind of life: it changes form or “ripens,” its very whiteness serves a purpose. In this film you see frost crystals forming in the upper atmosphere, delicate filigree flakes that, settling on the ground, by sheer weight of numbers clog our roads and driveways. The film shows why powder snow is a favorite of skiers, and why corn snow may, in high places, warn of developing avalanches.

Credits

director

Barrie Angus McLean

producer

Hugh O'Connor

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:12:23:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28648

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Climate

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Canada - Climate

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Snow

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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