Evolution

Canada, 1971

Film
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An animated film telling the story of how life came into being on this planet. The animator, Michael Mills, describes the process in this film - from the time when a single-celled amoebae romped about the ocean depths until the first amphibious creatures crawled onto land, eventually to become the progenitor of homo sapiens himself. (Winner of eleven awards.)

Credits

producer/director

Michael Mills

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:10:20:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30912

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Animals & Wildlife → Biology

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Comedy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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