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The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes

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A lesson in geography, which concludes that although the Great Lakes have had their ups and downs, nothing has been harder to take than what humans have done to them lately. In the film, a lone canoeist lives through the changes of geological history, through Ice Age and flood, only to find himself in the end trapped in a sea of scum.

1968, 16 min 40 s

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Electra Certificate Award - Category: Business and Industry / videotape
International Educational Film Festival
April 21 1989, Birmingham - USA

Winsted Rotary Club Award to Canada for the Best Movie
International Environmental Pollution Exhibition
October 25 1975, Winsted - USA

Diploma of Merit
International Film Festival on the Human Environment
June 1 to 10 1973, Montréal - Canada

First Place - Category: Documentary
SODRE International Festival of Documentary and experimental Films
July 2 1971, Montevideo - Uruguay

Special Award for Best Film of the Year
Canadian Amateur Film Association
May 1 1971, Montréal - Canada

Certificate of Merit
Canadian Amateur Film Association
May 1 1971, Montréal - Canada

Best Specialized Film
BAFTA / British Academy Film Awards
March 1 1971, London - England

Certificate of Merit
Israeli Film Festival
December 1 1969, Tel Aviv - Israël

First Prize - Category: Educational
Yorkton Film Festival
October 22 to 24 1969, Yorkton - Canada

Gold Statuette - First Prize - Category: Scientific Films
International Educational Film Festival
July 15 1969, Tehran - Iran