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World in a Marsh

Directed by Maureen Balfe and William H. Carrick
Canada, 1955 (documentary, 21 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "L'étang", "The Lively Pond"
World in a Marsh
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"An intimate view of the miniature cosmos that seethes in a ferment of beauty and savagery behind the tall reeds and in the quiet waters of the marsh. Here strange insects, small amphibious creatures, and birds that prefer watery haunts, devour, and are devoured, according to nature's stern decree of balance and survival of the fittest."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Michael Spencer
Narrator: John Drainie
Cinematography: William H. Carrick
Film Editing: Maureen Balfe
Music: Robert Fleming
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
Additional Credits: Commentary [commentaire]: Michael Spencer
(sources)

Quote about World in a Marsh

"Winner of many international awards, this classic natural history film examines the ecology of a marsh and represented a major development in the genre. It avoids the cute, anthropomorphic approach then common in natural history films in favour of respecting its subject and its audience. World in a Marsh was also released theatrically in the Canada Carries On series in a shortened version titled The Lively Pond."
-- Peter Morris (source)

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