Power among men

United States, 1959

Film
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This is the first feature-length film to deal with the idea and purposes of the UN. It is a film about two forces which co-exist in humankind; power to build and power to destroy. Man prides himself on being the builder of civilisations. He cannot deny that he is an equally effective destroyer. The film leaves the viewer with the knowledge that it is up to man himself to make the choice. In sequences filmed in Italy, Haiti, Norway and Canada the film shows how man’s abilities have been put to use and how his powers have been applied. The positive need for human beings to find lasting solutions to the problems of controlling their destructive power is dramatically illustrated.

Credits

director

Thorold Dickinson

co-producer

Thorold Dickinson

Julien Bryan

production company

United Nations. Office of Public Information

Language

English

Duration

01:29:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33111

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Power (Philosophy)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United Nations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → United Nations

History → United Nations - History

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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