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The Resource What if, produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd., directed by Helen Klodawsky, and produced by Richard Elson, (electronic resource)

What if, produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd., directed by Helen Klodawsky, and produced by Richard Elson, (electronic resource)

Label
What if
Title
What if
Statement of responsibility
produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd., directed by Helen Klodawsky, and produced by Richard Elson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Science fiction writer Judith Merril, who died shortly after the filming, rocketed to success with her first story " That Only A Mother" in 1948. In those years science fiction was considered "junk." Until the fifties, space travel had "only macho interest" When women entered the field -- and Merril was one of the first -- they introduced concepts of interplanetary communication rather than conquest. Ms Merril reminds us that the concept of the space program grew out of science fiction - that the wanderings of man's (and woman's) imagination leads to unknown worlds. Today, she says, the gap between imagination and implementation has become very short.Sociologist Barry Wellman joins with futurist Stanford Beer, author Dennis Lee, and Elisabeth Vonarburg, science fiction writer, to evaluate Ms Merril s contribution. Judith Merril was in the illustrious company of Arthur Clarke and Carl Sagan in the formation of the Planetary Society, a group to contemplate the universe with science, imagination and philosophy.With somewhat disheveled gray hair and a mischievous glint in her eye, the first lady of science fiction discloses what brought her to distant galaxies to contemplate the possibilities of space. Even those who are not afficionados of science fiction may want to take another look at the genre after being in the company of this passionate, politically committed and daringly inventive feminist, a pace setter in her field
Awards note
Gold Plaque,Chicago International Film Festival, 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kladowsky, Helene
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Elson, Richard
  • Imagéries P.B. Ltd
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merril, Judith
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction
Target audience
general
Label
What if, produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd., directed by Helen Klodawsky, and produced by Richard Elson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652646
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Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652646/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210089
  • (OCoLC)747799160
Video recording format
other
Label
What if, produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd., directed by Helen Klodawsky, and produced by Richard Elson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652646
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652646/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210089
  • (OCoLC)747799160
Video recording format
other

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