Estuary

Canada, 1979

Film
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Perhaps because estuaries seem so ordinary, many on the west coast of Canada are being drained to accommodate new housing and industry. This film demonstrates the importance of the estuary; its environmental function, the natural forces that control it, and its particular ecology. Superb microphotography affords unusual shots of tiny creatures hunting and eating their prey. Sound by John Knight. (Five awards, including Toronto; San Antonio)

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

Vancouver Motion Pictures

co-producer

Peter Jones

John Taylor

director
Duration

00:11:30:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016528

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Marine ecology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Coastal ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Estuaries

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Marine ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Marine ecology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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