The Origin of life

United States, 1980

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Episode of Series “Cosmos: a personal voyage”.
Adapted from Cosmos the television series by Carl Sagan, this film examines the role of the nucleus in cell activity; describes the process by which an identical genetic message can be made for each cell in a living organism; shows the commonality of all living things on earth and recreates an experimental attempt to duplicate the formation of the first complex organic molecules on earth. Suitable for upper secondary level.

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Credits

producer

Gregory Andorfer

director

Adrian Malone

production company

Films Incorporated

Duration

00:20:25:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1980

Appears in

Cosmos: a personal voyage

Group of items

Cosmos: a personal voyage

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

307270

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life (Biology)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

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

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

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cells

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Chemistry, Organic

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Earth - Origin

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Earth sciences

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Genetics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Molecular structure

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Molecules

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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