What is life?

Canada, 1970

Film
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What is it that distinguishes the living organism from the non-living, the particular quality common to all living forms? This animated film provides lucid explanation, arresting in colour and form as the facts are presented. It shows what biophysics and biochemistry now perceive as the facts of life concerning evolution and the genetically determining factor of the DNA molecule.

Credits

co-producer

Robert Verrall

Joseph Koenig

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:08:20:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30367

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biochemistry

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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