Five billion years

Canada, 1981

Film
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This superbly animated science film traces the evolution of North America from the Earth’s geophysical beginnings, through the genesis of the first living organisms, right up to the arrival of humans. Radiant colors and smooth-flowing animation evoke sizzling lava rivers, oceans bursting with life, and freezing ice ages. The film provides an excellent view of the time frame within which these remarkable events took place and highlights the fact that, relatively speaking, we are newcomers to Planet Earth. (Awards: Houston)

Credits

director

Joyce Borenstein

co-producer

Derek Lamb

David Verrall

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:07:07:00

Colour

Colour

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