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Man-Made Rain

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La pluie malgré le beau temps
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"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 28 (September 1955): 110.
"Water and its importance to agriculture is the subject here. Effects of the amount of rainfall on plant growth, how the quantity and quality of the world's food supply is dependent upon the variable and unpredictable commodity, are described. By the introduction of sprinkler systems there is a possibility of adding to crops and utilizing heretofore unfertile soil. The film goes into this, showing how irrigation systems are used and their results on agricultural production."

“Man-Made Rain,” Alcan 16mm Film Catalogue (Montreal: Aluminum Company of Canada, Limited: c.1960), 13.

“Describes the advantages of portable aluminum sprinkler irrigation equipment. The film treats the subject with an original approach. The mutual relationship of soil conditions, water supply and plant growth are described in animation to show the benefits of a controlled irrigation system. The discussion in the film is presented in general terms yet covers the questions normally asked when portable sprinkler irrigation is under discussion. This is an Alcan presentation.
Running Time: 20 mins.”