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Mirrors of Time ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521960
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Robert Forget
Directors:  Jean-Jacques Leduc
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Astronomy, Children's Stories, Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Science, Tech/Voc
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  23m 09s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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How did our calendar come to be? Why do the seasons change? How did the days of the week get their names? And why is the year divided into days, weeks and months? From the Babylon of the moon-gazers to the Egypt of Eratosthenes and Ptolemy, through the Rome of the Caesars to the sixteenth-century Europe of Pope Gregory XIII, this is the awe-inspiring history of the measurement of time, presented in a fresh new way via the latest techniques in computer animation.

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