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.
1964, Director: Julian Biggs
1 min 35 s
2. What evidence is there that people have been in the city environment lately? What evidence is there that something has gone wrong? Can you guess what it is? After you have puzzled over it, you may read about the film in the Critical Comments.
3. Why do you think this film is in the Science, Environment and Health section? Could it be in another, such as War and Peace?
The final sequence of 23 Skidoo moves through a deserted newspaper office to a teletype machine (which received news bulletins from wire services). This incoming message, stopped in
THE WORLD'S FIRST NEUTRON BOMB HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY EXPLODED, IT WAS REVEALED TODAY.
WITH NO DESTRUCTIVE EFFECT ON CITIES - ONLY ON LIVING CELLS - THE BOMB HAS BEEN HAILED AS THE GREATEST MILITARY BREAKTHROUGH...