Poisons, Pests and People

Poisons, Pests and People

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Produced in 1960, this 2-part documentary examines the effects of widespread chemical insecticide on insects and on warm-blooded creatures including humans. Part 1 looks at the ravages of insects and the centuries-old struggle to control them. Part 2 shows experiments to find ways of controlling specific insects, while leaving harmless ones unaffected.

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Poisons, Pests and People, Larry Gosnell, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Larry Gosnell
  • script
    Larry Gosnell
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • photography
    Tom Bird
  • sound
    Ted Haley
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Michael McKennirey
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • re-recording
    George Croll

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