To sense the wonder

Canada, 1979

Film
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Filmed in ten of Canada’s National Parks, this film deals with the evolution of the Canadian landscape and the formation of the present system of national parks. From Gros Morne in Newfoundland to Pacific Rim on the B.C. coast, and from Pointe Pelee in Ontario to Kluane in the Yukon, the spectator is shown a variety of topographical features shaped by millions of years of rain, frost, and wind. The film brings home a sobering thought: we can preserve our environment or we can destroy it.

Credits

producer/director

Tim Turpie

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Crawley Films

Language

English

Duration

00:27:23:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33790

Subject categories

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National parks and reserves - Canada

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

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental policy

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Historical geology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → National parks and reserves - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

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

History → Historical geology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Historical geology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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