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

United Kingdom, 1990

Film
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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”.

Credits

production company

Persistent Vision

Channel Four

Scottish Film Production Board

producer

Jan Culik

director
Duration

01:12:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303605

Language

English

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Creation - Mythology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mythology, Egyptian

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Creation - Mythology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gods, Egyptian

History → Creation - Mythology

History → Egypt - Religion

History → Gods, Egyptian

History → History

History → Mythology, Egyptian

Literature → Creation - Mythology

Literature → Literature

Literature → Mythology, Egyptian

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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