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

ACMI Identifier

33842

Subject categories

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

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Geophysics

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Earth - Origin

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Earth sciences

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geophysics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

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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