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Pastfinders

Pastfinders 1974

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Pastfinders 1974

27 mins United Kingdom

Science fiction sugars the educational pill in this engaging - and unintentionally humorous - anti-smoking horror story for a 1970s teenage audience. When a pair of clean-living 22nd century youths discover a mystery object (in that staple location of British sci-fi, a quarry), they learn with horror, courtesy of a futuristic museum and some handy time travel, about the foolishness of sticking tobacco products in one's mouth. A lesson for us all there.

The film being projected in the museum and the 1970s classroom is the 1963 anti-smoking educational film Smoking and You. The exteriors of the museum were filmed around the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank.

Genres

Science Fiction School programme and Educational film

Tags

Smoking

Collection

WTF - A Box of Odd

Released

1974

Country

United Kingdom

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