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INSIDE-OUTSIDE, the first program in the 'Home Place' series, explores the problem of recognizing and understanding ecosystems from within their boundaries. Images of Earth from space have provided us with a view from outside, making possible a new, more complete perspective. This program discards the human-centered concept of environment, replacing it with a more universal idea of ecosystems. The ecosphere concept is introduced as an alternate world view, in which Earth itself is conceived as a living organism, as an ecological being.

'The video does an excellent job of illustrating all of this with the help of some wonderful photography and a clear narrative...I recommend this video for middle school students through senior adults.' Science Books and Films

'Presented effectively and...well-made...Recommended.' Video Librarian

'Presented in a style particularly well-suited for younger audiences, this film introduces the concept of an ecosphere, the Earth.' Jeffery A. Thomas, Northland Community College

'This excellent series forces the viewer to take a hard look at our exploitive, damaging role as humans in the Earth's ecosystems...The narrative is easy to understand, yet it addresses these important issues in a sophisticated and thorough manner...highly appropriate addition to public, school, and academic libraries.' Rue Herbert, University of South Florida, MC Journal

'As much philosophy as science went into these thought-provoking programs. The end result is an impelling video series of value in any library collection.' Teacher Librarian


Main credits

Henders, Karen P. (film producer)
Long, Robert J. (film director)
Long, Robert J. (film producer)
Long, Robert J. (director of photography)
Long, Robert J. (editor of moving image work)
Boyd, Liona (narrator)

Other credits

Cinematography, Robert J. Long; editing, Robert J. Long.

Docuseek subjects

Distributor subjects

Canadian Studies
Environmental Ethics
Science, Technology, Society


environment, ; ecosystems,; ecology, J. Stan Rowe; ; "Inside-Outside"; Bullfrog Films

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