The Water of life

New Zealand, 1982

Film
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Episode of Series “The Big ice: views of Antarctica”.
The Antarctic continent is a unique natural laboratory for the study of simple life forms, and of physical and behavioural adaptations to inhospitable surroundings. The ocean surrounding Antarctica also has the world’s greatest untrapped food supply. The film asks whether controlled exploitation and development can take place without upsetting the delicate balance of nature.

Credits

producer/director

Tom Williamson

production company

New Zealand National Film Unit

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1982

Appears in

The Big ice: views of Antarctica

Group of items

The Big ice: views of Antarctica

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33338

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Food supply

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Habitations

Animals & Wildlife → Marine ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Antarctica

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Antarctic Ocean

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Antarctica

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Biology - Antarctica

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecological research

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Marine ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Environment - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Food supply

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Food supply

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology - Antarctica

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Marine ecology

Places → Antarctic Ocean

Places → Antarctica

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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