Trut

Sweden, 1944

Film
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The tyrant of the shore is the Swedish sea hawk. It seizes and devours the eggs and chicks of other sea birds, while they stand by helpless. His ruthless reign is dramatised in magnificent photography which shows the beauty and the terror of the struggle to live.

Credits

director

Arne Sucksdorff

production company

Svensk Filmindustri

Language

English

Duration

00:12:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29780

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Flight

Animals & Wildlife → Birds of prey

Animals & Wildlife → Nature study

Animals & Wildlife → Predatory animals

Animals & Wildlife → Sea birds

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife - Sweden

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Sweden

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Sweden

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Sweden

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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