Ra: the path of the sun god: a vision of ancient Egypt

United Kingdom, 1990

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A three part program which combines traditional animation techniques with special optical effects to produce a dream-like evocation of ancient Egyptian beliefs about the Creation and man’s place within it. The use of symbols to recreate the mental and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians, transports the viewer to a zone which has more in common with Jung than popular notions of the ancient Egyptians. The parts are: “Dawn: the Creation”; “Noon: the year of the king” and “Night: the gates of the underworld”.

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Credits

director

Lesley Keen

producer

Jan Culik

production company

Channel Four

Persistent Vision

Scottish Film Production Board

Duration

01:12:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1990

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