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Face of the Earth

1975 17 min
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Face of the Earth explores the origin of our planet's outer layer, the why-and-how of its mobility. Through the use of well-designed diagrams, the earth's cyclical activity is clearly explained. Some unusual footage on volcanoes gives added punch to an already absorbing subject.

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Face of the Earth explores the origin of our planet's outer layer, the why-and-how of its mobility. Through the use of well-designed diagrams, the earth's cyclical activity is clearly explained. Some unusual footage on volcanoes gives added punch to an already absorbing subject.
  • director
    Bill Mason
  • photography
    Bill Mason
  • editing
    Bill Mason
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
  • commentary
    Michelle Crosley
  • animation camera
    Simon Leblanc
  • sound
    Larry Crosley
  • sound editing
    Karl Duplessis
  • animation
    Eva Szasz
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
    David Green
  • music recording
    David Green

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Ages 16 to 17
Face of the Earth illuminates theories about the earth’s origin and internal structures which lead to an understanding of the physical processes that create landforms. This film enhances understanding of the earth’s internal structure and its components, as well as the formations that make up its surface. Tectonic forces of folding, faulting and volcanic activity are shown in animated demonstrations of land formations.
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