Castles of clay

United Kingdom, 1978

Film
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Narrated by Derek Jacobi this film examines the African termite and its intricately constructed termite hills. Special types of termites perform different functions inside the hills, including communication, cultivation of a special mushroom vital to their diet, care of the eggs, and preparation to start new colonies. Suitable for secondary school level.

Credits

co-producer

Joan Root

Alan Root

production company

Benchmark Films

Survival Anglia

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31763

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Insects

Animals & Wildlife → Termite mounds

Animals & Wildlife → Termites

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Africa

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

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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