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Festival Theme 2017: Anthropocene – Welcome to the Human Age

Treasures of the Earth – Metal

Title: Treasures of the Earth – Metal

Director: Doug Hamilton; Terri Randall; Kate Dart - Series Director
Produced by: A NOVA Production co-produced by Pioneer Film and Television Productions Limited with China International TV Corporation with CCTV-10 and PAAN Media Holdings Co., Limited, with KBS Korea in association with PBSd, for WGBH and KBS; A NOVA Production by Hamilton Land and Cattle, Inc. for WGBH Boston; A NOVA Production by Terri Randall Productions for WGBH Boston.
Running Time: 58:16 Minutes
Country: United States of America
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
Secondary School (12 - 16)

Category: Ecology & Environment

Screened In: The Philippines, Gulf, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India

The enduring luster of gold, the conductivity of copper, the strength of steel—the special properties of metals have reshaped societies and defined eras; they have such an important role in human history that entire ages have been named after them. But what gives metals their astounding characteristics? And how have metals enabled our modern hi-tech world? Explore the science of metals with chemists and engineers as they literally test the mettle of metals and investigate how these remarkable materials have ushered humanity from the Stone Age to the stars.