The Miracle of life

Sweden, 1982

Film
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With the aid of highly magnified internal live photography, medical filmmakers, Lennart Nilsson, Bo Erikson and Carl Lofman are able to bring to the screen the first filmed sequence of the human ovum undergoing the process of fertilsation- the exact moment when life begins. “The Miracle of life” then follows the exciting development of the foetus as it prepares to enter the world outside.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Carl O Lofman

Bo G. Erikson

production company

Sveriges television

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39258

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Sweden

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Birth, Hour of

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Birth, Hour of

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Conception

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Embryology, Human

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Human reproduction

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Human reproduction

Short films

Short films → Short films - Sweden

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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