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Unnatural History

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The Royal Television Society Huw Wheldon
Memorial Lecture
Sir David Attenborough explores the fact and fiction of wildlife film-making. All programmes, even documentaries, involve an element of contrivance, but to what extent is it acceptable to manipulate events?
Special techniques reveal intimate cameos of animal behaviour. Sophisticated items of equipment including remote-control submersibles, microlites and endoscopes have become everyday tools of the trade. Do the stunning pictures they produce present an unacceptable distortion or a revealing reflection of the world about us? David Attenborough considers how far the natural world can be rearranged for television.
From the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Producer ROBIN HELLlER BBC Bristol

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