VEDERE LA SCIENZA 2002

Milano   9/4/2002 - 14/4/2002

Spazio Oberdan - viale Vittorio Veneto, 2

Restored memory: micro-organisms and insects under the microscope



  1. Italy
  2. 15 min.
  3. 1910

SLEEPING SICKNESS
Natura Film Milano Edizioni Scientifiche, Culturali, Didattiche, 5', ITALIA
Micro-organisms and insects images under the microscope. Insects responsible for the so-said sleeping sickness and its bacterial agents are observed in particular.

THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE
Eclair, 1913, 5'
Some micro-organisms seen under the microscope. Almost the film is dedicated to vorticellas and cornet animals.

THE USE OF FIELD INSECTS
Production unknown, 4'
Some enthomological views.

The three 'enthomological' shorts restoration - Cineteca owned nitrate-supported epoch copies - was carried out in 2002 by Fondazione Cineteca Italiana and Amsterdam Nederlands Filmmuseum, at the Dutch laboratory Haghefilm, with the collaboration of Università degli Studi di Milano, Istituto di Fisica Generale Applicata.
The historical value and the rarity of these films contribute to make the restoration worthy; their value consists essentially in having uncovered a production and distribution of Milan, Natura Film, wholly unknown till now, dedicated to scientific cinema divulgation even before Turinese Roberto Omegna and Ambrosio Film's pioneer experiments.
Shorts also have a technical interest, since they are the first applications of special lenses and magnifiers, for microscope and cinecamera shootings.

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