Time is

United Kingdom, 1964

Film
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A prize winning study of the nature of time. Reduces the concept of time to a human scale ranging through the major historical developments; human’s first notion of time; its relation to movement and more recent concepts of biological time, time in relativistic terms. Uses archival footage, time-lapse photography and innovative methods to deal with this subject. Includes international music by Mohamed Ahmed, S. Balanchander, Panna Lal Ghosh, Ali Akbar Khan, Bismillah Khan, Vilayat Khan, Chatur Lal, Samta Prasad, Alla Rakha and Ravi Shankar. Photographed by Don Levy and Fotis Mesteneos. Narrated by Margaret Robertson.

Credits

director
co-producer

Stephen Toulmin

June Goodfield

production company

Nuffield Foundation

Duration

00:29:24:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1964

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010953

Language

English

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Speed

Documentary

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Light - Speed

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Motion

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Physics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Relativity (Physics)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space and time

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Time

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Time measurements

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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