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Mirrors of Time

Mirrors of Time

| 23 min

This short animated film delves into the mysteries of time: how calendars came to be; why the seasons change; why the year is divided into days, etc. From Babylon to 16th-century Europe, this film presents the history of the measurement of time.

  • director
    Jean-Jacques Leduc
  • script
    Jean-Jacques Leduc
  • producer
    Robert Forget
  • camera
    Martin Leclerc
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Pierre Landry
  • editing
    Werner Nold
  • sound editing
    Marie-Claude Salvaille
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Shelley Craig
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
    Jean-Michel Labrosse
    Bertrand Langlois
    Yvon Mallette
    Luc Savoie
    Michel Hébert
    Lucia Modesto
  • animation software
    Ines Hardtke
    Terry Higgins
    Doris Kochanek
  • voice
    Michel Mongeau
    Michel Trahan
  • narrator
    Neil Shee
    Marilyn Weston
  • music
    Pierre Desrochers


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Ages 13 to 17

Mathematics - Geometry
Science - Space
Technology Education - Society and Technology

Students will research the history of astronomy and time keeping methods of different cultures. Students will choose a great human problem of the past and demonstrate how math and science helped to solve it. Students will also be encouraged to keep a journal of the Moon's phases in order to measure one lunar cycle. Students can investigate the Moon's relationship to Earth, its influence on the tides, etc.

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