Focuses on the life of French filmmaker Abel Gance and examines his contributions to the motion picture industry. Explains that Gance pioneered such film techniques as polyvision and the use of the picturegraph and the picturescope. Illustrates these techniques through excerpts from some of his films, including Napoleon and J'Accuse.
Presents a tour of Paris, indicating points of interest and picturing Parisians as they go about their everyday tasks. Views Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower. Shows a diagram of the city and locates various points on the diagram. French language narration.
Uses experiments to show the great reactivity of bromine with metals and non-metals; and explores the chemical equilibrium of an aqueous solution. Develops a procedure for the extracion of bromine from a dilute soduim bromide solution, pointing out the essential steps of the process. Shows the principles which have been demonstrated in the laboratory in operation in a commercial plant which annually extracts millions of pounds of bromine from sea water.
Shows the daily activities of a small boy who learns to do things at home and at school by watching others, by learning from his mistakes, by asking for help, and by practice. Points out the satisfactions of self-reliance and the fun of learning.
Compares the nervous systems of the hydra and earthworm with the complexity of the human nervous system. Details the physiology of the reflex arc and explains the activities of certain brain centers. Pictures laboratory experiments in which the encephalograph is used and explains its functions. Shows application of knowledge to actual techniques in brain surgery.
Surveys the purpose, functions and parts of flowers. Treats the various kinds of pollination and reproductive systems, selective breeding, and the growth cycle. Briefly discusses the classification of plants.
Considers whether man can find a way to make strong, permanent commitments in the face of constant change. Relates that in the nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution wrought great changes in man's scientific, political, and economic life which many people felt heralded a permanent, stable utopia--a "golden city." Shows that in the twentieth century, vast new fields of knowledge have made man even more uncertain of the world he knows, and instead of a final utopia of nineteenth century industrial achievement, man must change his concepts to accept a still-changing universe.
This program considers the role of the unaligned nation as defined by the late Dag Hammarskjold. Sweden, the narrator notes, remained neutral in both World War I and II, and has maintained a unanimously supported policy of non-alliance since 1945. This policy, however, is based on strong defense, and the country is taking an active part in all forms of non-military international cooperation. Sweden joined the United Nations in 1946, was the founding members of the Council of Europe, and belongs to the Nordic Council. The program also traces the history of Sweden from the days of the Viking to War World II. Among the participates in this program are Bertil Ohlin, professor, leader of the Liberal Party, and member of Parliament since 1938; and Erik Rosengren, colonel in charge of one of Sweden’s two military academies.
Follows a doctoral candidate on the day he must defend his dissertation--in a public session, as is the custom. Turns attention from higher education to the Swedish educational system in general. Indicates the changes which Swedish education is experiencing today.
To show the structure of Swedish economy and to give a picture of modern industry in Sweden, this program follows four men through a work day. Since Sweden’s population is too small to support a mass market, the narrator points out, her industry must sellin foreign markets with emphasis on quality not quantity. We see the manufacture of Swedish automobiles, the building of ships (a Swedish industry that has doubled its output in the last fifteen years), and the production of iron and steel. The program also illustrates and explains special aspects of the free enterprise system in Sweden. Among the participants are Tord Browaldh, managing director of the Swedish Bank of Commerce; Erik Stemms, civil engineer and inventor; and Gunnar Engellau, managing director of the Volvo Company. | Outlines the Swedish industrial and economic structure. Indicates the need for emphasis upon quality for Swedish to penetrate the world market. The economy of Sweden is basically capitalistic. The national standard of living may be the highest in Europe. Utilizes the comments and activities of a banker, a steelworker, an inventor, and an automobile manufacturer to present insights into the enterprising Swedish society.
Focuses upon actress Ingrid Thulin and producer-director Ingmar Bergman. Shows Miss Thulin at home and at work as she comments upon the acting profession in Sweden. Presents background to the development of Bergman. Contains scenes from some of his work, including "Winter Light" in which Miss Thulin played the leading female part.
Discusses the problem of physical fitness at all levels with particular emphasis upon programs for young people. Compares fitness programs in the United States with those in Russia and Great Britain. Interviews well known physical educators concerning motivating individuals to pursue physical fitness.
Describes the daily working activities and responsibilities of a United States Forest Service lookout--checking weather conditions, scanning the area for signs of smoke, reporting a fire. Shows an emergency helicopter and truck crew in a fire-fighting operation.
Conveys an impression of the Swedish nation and people. The sun, the ice, and the snow are forces not only upon the face of the land, but also in the lives, the emotional make-up, and the activities of the inhabitants. The narration carries numerous opinions, impressions, and evaluations of Sweden and her people.
This program, a survey of Sweden’s legal system, opens with a dramatization of a court case in which three juveniles are charged with auto theft and criminal assault. The film shows a panel of elected laymen --some trained in social work --who help the judge reach a decision. (Juries are used only in press libel cases.) These three teenagers are found guilty. The film moves to one of the country’s nine “youth prisons” where young offenders between the ages of 18 and 21 are “re-socialized.” The Swedes believe, the narrator explains, that the work of penologists is rehabilitation, not punishment. Appearing on the program is Alfred Bexelius, ombudsman (or procurator) of civil rights, the special Swedish official who investigates all cases where civil rights may have been violated. Also, commenting on Sweden’s attitudes toward the prevention of crime are Ulla Bergkwist, psychiatrist and head of the youth care center at Roxtuna and Torsten Eriksson, director general of Swedish prisons and well-known penologists.
In this program, the narrator describes what the Swede receives in social welfare from the state. To illustrate, the film follows two young women through pregnancy --one case normal, the other complicated by serious illness. Swedes get free hospitalization during illness, while insurance covers and loss of income. In the particular case of births, while the mother is in the hospital, the home nurse association takes care of her children at a nominal fee. As the program continues, the topic is broadenedto cover the problems of others --for instance, the aged. The film concludes with a natural birth sequence --natural childbirth has been used in Sweden for ten years with great success --in which the healthy young woman we met at the beginning of the program watches her baby being born. Among the participants in this program is Ernst Michanek, State Secretary in Sweden’s Social Department, journalist, and Swedish representatives to the International Labor Organization and the Unite Nations.