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Creatures of the Sun

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The popular image of the turtle as a slow and steady plodder that somehow manages to win the race isn't too far from the truth. One of the world's oldest creatures, it has endured through 200 million years, thanks to its tough, adaptable body and behaviour. The turtle's survival has never been in question--until now. The Painted Turtle can be found throughout much of North America, in freshwater shallows that have an abundance of aquatic vegetation. Long considered expendable places, these wetlands are now recognized as being immensely rich ecosystems that are essential in maintaining nature's balance. But they are rapidly being destroyed by human activity. Enter the intriguing world of the Midland Painted Turtle, and follow it across the four seasons, through hibernation, mating, birth and death. An engaging, affectionate profile that will inspire admiration for this funny, durable animal and respect for the precious, fragile ponds and marshes where it makes its home.

1997, 24 min 15 s

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prix Bronze Apple
National Educational Media Network Competition
Du 30 au 31 mai 1999, Oakland - États-Unis

prix de mérite
Itinérant - AMTEC
Du 3 au 6 juin 1998, Edmonton - Canada

Prix Plaque de Bronze
Festival international du film et de la vidéo
Du 21 au 23 octobre 1997, Columbus - États-Unis

Plaque d'Or - catégorie: Film documentaire Science/Nature
Festival international du film
Du 9 au 19 octobre 1997, Chicago - États-Unis

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