World at your feet

Canada, 1953

Film
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Man’s inevitable and invaluable associate, the soil, is shown in a new light, a veritable thriving community in miniature, populated by living things of the animal, plant and insect worlds, some draining the soil of its usefulness, others contributing to its productivity. How this soil world maintains a harmonious balance is shown in highly magnified sequences employing time-lapse photography and photomicrography. The film deals extensively with soil substance, analysing different types of soil structure and their resistance to varying natural conditions. Suggestions are made as to how man can make his own contributions to the good of the earth.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Michael Spencer

Duration

00:21:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1953

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323243

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil ecology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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