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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
This accession consists of videotapes and an audiotape created during the production of "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands." This one-hour film, completed in 1989, was produced by Karen Loveland and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the National Museum of Natural History's Marine Systems Laboratory and Arizona's Space Biospheres Ventures as they work with scientists, architects, engineers, and builders in their attempt to create Biosphere 2, an experimental model of the Earth's ecosystems. People and places featured include, Walter H. Adey, John (John Polk) Allen, Margaret Augustine, Edward P. Bass, the Florida Everglades, the Great Barrier Reef, and the greenhouse complex at the United States Soldier's and Airmen's Home in Washington, D.C. Also included are scenes aboard the Smithsonian research vessel Marsys Resolute. Materials include the opening sequence, edited masters, stereo mix protection master, and the final production. Note: A copy of "Our Biosphere" is available in the Reference Library (Resv18).
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- Loveland, Karen
- Redford, Robert
- Adey, Walter H.
- Allen, John (John Polk)
- Augustine, Margaret
- Bass, Edward P.
- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Marine Systems Laboratory
- Marsys Resolute (Ship)
- Space Biospheres Ventures
- Biosphere 2 (Project)
- Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
- Biological diversity
- Biotic communities
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
- Documentary videos
- Everglades (Fla.)
- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-235, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions