• Short Summary

    Educational film about the "sundew" plant - nice time lapse photography and microscope shots.

  • Description

    Produced by British Instructional Films Ltd.

    Plant called a "sundew" lives in swamps and bogs. Through time lapse photography we see the flowers grow and open. Seed case of the sundew. We see the young plant grow in water. The sundew plant is seen beside a pin head to show its size. Each time the pin is covered with water it is dew fall. This shows how long it takes to film something using time lapse photography. Leaves unfurl. Leaf shown in C/U to show tentacles. Finger touches tentacles - they are sticky.

    Insects are attracted to the "glitter". Once caught the sundew closes and eats it at its leisure. Tentacles under a microscope. We see a tentacle stretch and molecules within the tentacles move around. A "message" arrives through the cells - "I have a juicy fly". Tentacles bend. Illustration of the flower as various tentacles bend to capture the fly. Sundew envelopes a large fly. Sundew grows in places which are frequently flooded. We see sundews surrounded by water. More microscope shots.

    Note: sound on this print is poor.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1805.04
    Media URN:
    71094
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:44:00 / 01:30:34:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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