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Title Alien from earth / produced and directed by Simon Nasht and Annamaria Talas ; produced for Nova by Sarah Holt ; [narration written by Sarah Holt ; an Essential Media production in association with Real Pictures and Nova ; WGBH Boston].

Publication Info. [Burlington, Vt.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 569.9 ALIEN    DUE 11-01-21
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  DVD 959.01 ALIEN    Check Shelf
Edition [Widescreen edition].
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Performer Narrator: Jay O. Sanders.
Event Originally broadcast on PBS on Nov. 11, 2008 as an episode of the television program Nova.
Summary Examines the discovery of strange and unknown miniature hominid fossil (Homo floresiensis) remains on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Looks at the scientific debate over whether these creatures, nicknamed "hobbits," are a type of dwarf race of humans, possibly suffering from a disease such as microcephaly, or an entirely new species.
Contents The "hobbit" appears -- What is this thing? -- Telling remains -- A lot like Lucy -- Out of Africa rewritten?
Note Special feature: teacher's guide (PDF).
Language Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Fossil hominids -- Indonesia.
Fossils -- Collection and preservation -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Added Author Nasht, Simon. Producer. Director.
Talas, Annamaria. Producer. Director.
Holt, Sarah. Producer. Screenwriter.
Sanders, Jay O., 1953- Narrator.
Essential Media (Firm)
Real Pictures (Firm)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Added Title Nova (Television program)
ISBN 9781593758691
Standard No. 783421429093
Music No. WG42909 WGBH Boston Video
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