The Resource Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie, (evideo)

Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie, (evideo)

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Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie
Title
Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie
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Language
eng
Summary
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Paris Science Film Festival in France.. Using newsreels, family home movies and stills, stock footage, dramatization and interviews, this biography relates the life and times of Irene Joliot-Curie and her husband, Frederic Joliot-Curie. Though less well known than those of IreneÔÇṣ parents, Marie and Pierre Curie, the Joliot-CuriesÔÇÖ discoveries were of equal significance. In 1934 the two were the first to induce artificial radioactivity, in the process changing one element into another, a discovery for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. This discovery led directly to great advances in medicine and science, and ultimately, to their dismay, to the creation of the atomic bomb. The film portrays their evident happiness together with their children, alongside their struggles with ill health as well as political unrest and war.. In the face of the growing threat of HitlerÔÇṣ Germany, both Irene and Frederic became involved politically in the French anti-Fascist and anti-Nazi movements. Once France fell, Frederic became a leading member of the French Resistance. Between 1945 and 1950, both Joliot-Curies were appointed to prestigious national scientific positions, culminating in the completion in 1948 of the first French nuclear reactor.. Long a tuberculosis patient, Irene developed leukemia as had her mother, due to a lifetime of heavy exposure to radiation. She died in 1956. Suffering from hepatitis, Frederic succumbed two years later. This skillfully produced film is a fitting portrayal of two remarkable scientists and patriots who deserve to be better known. Especially powerful are the interviews with their children, who recount memories of their parents and their personalities and struggles.. This would be a fine addition to a high school collection where it could be used as a vehicle to inspire the young to pursue a career in science. It is suitable as well for college and public libraries where interest exists or with strong collections in the subject areas.. ÔÇô Eugenia Abbey, Georgia Perimeter College
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VDU
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Films for Thought in 2009
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kanopy
  • Films for Thought (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Modern
  • Technology
Technique
live action
Label
Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie, (evideo)
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  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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carrier
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes):
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unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1176199
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1176199
  • (OCoLC)956902812
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Out from the Shadows: The Story of Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot Curie, (evideo)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1176199
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1176199
  • (OCoLC)956902812
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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