Patterns of subsistence: the food producers

United States, 1983

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Episode number 5 of Series “Faces of culture”.
This program covers the invention of food production, horticulture and agriculture. Notions of property and ownership came about due to the advent of horticulture. The domestication of plants brought about a drastic change in our way of life. Covers Melanesian villages where the principle crop is the yam, Cambodia in ancient Angkor where sophisticated irrigation systems were invented. Also covers the use of tools for farming, eg. the use of draught animals and machines, fertiliser and herbicides. Program goes on to compare the modern world, how wheat provides its subsistence and how many of us have lost contact with the land. Narrated by David Carradine.

Credits

production company

Coast Community College District

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

producer

Ira R. Abrams

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Faces of culture

Group of items

Faces of culture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303987

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agricultural innovations

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic history

History → Economic history

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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