The Time of man

United States, 1969

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Man’s position in the long chain of evolution is portrayed with special emphasis on the problems of survival, pointing up man’s natural connection with all living organisms. Part of the series “The Natural history of the world” this film is presented in three sections:
I - Evolution and survival
II - Man and his humanity
III - Man’s modern history and survival
Narrated by Richard Basehart.


production company

Metromedia Producers Corporation


Marshall Flaum



Production places
United States
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Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Adaptation (Biology)

Animals & Wildlife → Biology

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Survival skills

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Genetics and environment

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life (Biology)


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

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

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Biology - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Survival skills

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Survival skills

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Adaptation (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Genetics and environment

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Human evolution

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life - Origin


Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - United States

Television → Television series






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