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  1. China: A Network of Communes (1977 Film)

    Producer
    Jens Bjerre
    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows rural and urban collective life in China as it existed before reforms drastically changed the commune structure. Shows communal organisation in a textile factory, the handling of childcare, birth...

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  2. China: Education for a New Society (1976 Film)

    Producer
    Jens Bjerre
    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Education is portrayed in its varied context: all of China is seen as a school which transforms its pupils. Shots of Shao-Shan and Ch’ang-Sha, the locales of Mao’s youth, are used to demonstrate the...

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  3. Living Cell, The: An Introduction (1976 Film)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Using photomicroscopy the film examines the structures and biochemical processes that occur in all living cells. Reviews the historical background leading to the discovery of the cell and an examination of...

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  4. Introduction to Lasers (1973 Film)

    Subject
    Physics; Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The structure and uses of lasers. Two unusual applications are shown - a laser typewriter eraser and a laser used in surveying.

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  5. Controversy over the Moon (1972 Film)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Geology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Presents the ‘controversy’ concerning the geological make-up of the moon, specifically the origin of large lunar craters. Examines information gained from manned lunar landings.

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  6. Introduction to Holography (1972 Film)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The principle of holography is studied with the aid of a progression of optical demonstrations and laboratory experiments. Shows types of holograms, explains holographic interferometry, and illustrates the...

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  7. Work of the Kidneys (1972 Film)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Structure and function of the renal system. Animated drawings and laboratory experiments show formation of urine, regulation of blood composition, and functioning of the bladder. This is a re-edited version,...

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  8. Polarisation of Light (1971 Film)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows techniques used to produce polarized light, illustrating its characteristics and showing its utility for scientific and industrial purposes in the fields of engineering, geology and biology.*

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  9. Cheetah (1971 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    out of distribution, Videocassette. VHS. sd. col. 11 min.

    Shows the everyday life of the cheetah, including the hunt of its preferred prey, the Thompson’s gazelle, on the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. A study of the chase, demonstrating the use of the tail as a...

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  10. Standing Waves and the Principle of Superposition (1971 Film)

    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Explains how standing waves were associated only with sound waves until it was shown that the principle of superposition is applicable to all waves. Recent developments with low-cost laser and holographic...

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