The Resource Primate

Primate

Label
Primate
Title
Primate
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
PRIMATE presents the daily activities of Yerkes Primate Research Center. Scientists in the film are concerned with studying the physical and mental development of primates. Some of the experimental work shown in the film deals with the capacity to learn, remember, and apply language and manual skills; the effect of alcohol and drugs on behavior; the control of aggressive and sexual behavior; and other neural and physiological determinants of behavior.. "It is essentially about one set of primates who have power, using it against another who haven’t... Wiseman found no Frankensteins during his apparently very amicable visit to the centre; just nice people adding to the sum of human knowledge by subtracting from the sum of humanity itself." – Derek Malcolm, The Guardian. "PRIMATE ostensibly has to do with the routine investigations of primate life and behavior (notably sexual behavior) which are conducted at the Yerkes Primate Research Center in Atlanta. What it’s actually about is scientific research: its seemingly accepted presence in American life, and its ambiguous purposes." – Michael Arlen, The New Yorker
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1974
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary-style films
  • Nature
Technique
live action
Label
Primate
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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) (106 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
3191370
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
(OCoLC)1035150741
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Primate
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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) (106 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
3191370
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
(OCoLC)1035150741
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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