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Environment 1990 Short Film (Full Length) – 1972 Nature Documentary

Environment 1990

Short Film (Full Length) – 1972 Nature Documentary

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Made for the UN's first 'Earth Summit' in Stockholm in 1971, the film explores what the future holds for NZ’s environment. Director Hugh Macdonald (This is New Zealand) presents an impressionistic ecosystem: mixing shots of native natural wonder, urbanisation, and pollution with abstract montages and predictions from futurologists — such as Cousteau’s “underwater man”. Before climate change heated up 21st Century Doomsday debates, this film (made for the Ministry of Works!) places stock in individual responsibility. The score aptly enlists the French nursery rhyme ‘Are You Sleeping?’.

In the cities of course, the weather will be fully controlled before another century has passed.
– Arthur C Clarke