Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Productions, 1984-1985, 1992
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" and other films associated with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall. "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by PBS. It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs filmed in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize, and it focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the NMNH Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second-place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International Scientific Festival. Materials include a master, dubbing masters, a film transfer master, and related materials on 1" magnetic tape and 3/4" U-matic videotape.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Life in the Sea Hall
- Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Marine Systems Laboratory
- Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
- Coral reefs and islands
- Coral reef ecology
- Marine ecology
- Scientific expeditions
- Museum exhibits
- Documentary videos
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
- Caribbean Area
- Virgin Islands
- Turks and Caicos Islands
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-047, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions