Science, Environment and Health

Documentaries can uncover the hidden secrets of the natural world and reveal the beauty of our surroundings. They can also explore the environmental issues and show the human dimensions of medical science.


23 Skidoo

23 Skidoo 1

Beyond the Naked Eye

Beyond the Naked Eye 1

A Day in the National Parks

A Day in the National Parks 1

The Dikes

The Dikes 1

Emergence of a Dragonfly

Emergence of a Dragonfly 1

Octopus Hunt

Octopus Hunt 1

Out of Silence

Out of Silence 1

Reflections on Suffering

Reflections on Suffering 1

Reflections on Suffering 2

Rural Health

Rural Health 1

The Winds of Fogo

The Winds of Fogo 1

Octopus Hunt

1966, Director: Bernard Devlin

      1 min 12 s


Questions 1. The narration of this documentary comes from a diver. How does this affect your understanding of the film? What other choices might the filmmaker have made?

2. This is an actual hunt: the octopus is captured for an aquarium. Do you think taking animals out of their natural environment for display in zoos or aquariums should be done? Is it something that was worthwhile at one time, but is no longer valid?

About This Film

Short Description

A voyage to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, into the mysterious domain of the deep-sea diver and marine creatures. Divers capture octopus and wolf eel specimens for the Vancouver aquarium.

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