archival original 1 film reel (712 feet) sound color 16mm
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Martin Moyer was an independent producer and distributer of educational films primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. His company, Martin Moyer Productions, was based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, art, geography, forestry, environmental sciences, physical education and mathematics. In the early 1950s Moyer, in partnership with Charles Stinson, produced short films shot in Fiji and other South Pacific islands, for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji.
Donated by Martin Moyer in 1996.
Edited film made by Martin Moyer for educational use is the story of the numerous lava flows which have made the Columbia Plateau, showing how they entombed ancient trees, silt-bed fossils, and at least one prehistoric rhinoceros. Points out the effect of glacial melt-water action which carved the Grand Coulee and left the skeleton of the world's greatest waterfall. Narrator and collaborator is Albert H. Culverwell, Hisotrian and director of Research for Washington State Parks.
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD