Seeds of destruction

United States, 1948

Film
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Episode number 4 of Series “The Living Earth”.

This film illustrates what happens when any one of the vital links in the “chain of life” is broken. Unscientific lumbering practices, devastating forest fires, uncontrolled wind and water erosion, overworked land, and roaring floods are shown as the agents which can destroy the world unless humans begin to act to combat the havoc caused by thoughtless use of natural resources.

Credits

director

George E. Brewer Jnr

production company

The Conservation Foundation

New York Zoological Society

Language

English

Duration

00:08:51:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

31926

Subject categories

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources - Environmental aspects

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Life change events

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Life change events

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life sciences

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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