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The Northern Lights - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524645
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Lindsay Ann Cooke, Alan Booth, Jerry Krepakevich, Graydon McCrea
Directors:  Alan Booth
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Yellowknife Films (Yellowknife)
Subject:  Astronomy, Canadian Literature, Documentary, Indigenous Peoples, Literature, Media and Communications, Religious Studies, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1992
Running Time:  47:38
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Since the beginning of time, people have gazed into the polar skies, spellbound by dancing beams of colour... the northern lights. Though scientists have advanced many theories to explain the aurora borealis, and aboriginal people around the northern pole have passed down their beliefs through the centuries, mysteries still linger. As the auroral curtains shimmer throughout this production, we experience a visual panorama of animated legends, international space launches, and indigenous people and scientists offering their perceptions of the wondrous northern lights.


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