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Michael Faraday Lecture

By Sir David Attenborough CH CVO CBE FRS

Once, technical inadequacies led natural history film-makers to distort events or even invent them in their attempts to convey an impression of reality. Today, film and video equipment has reached such perfection that most of those early problems have been solved. Now it is possible to show things that are not only invisible to the naked eye but that have never in fact occurred. How far can - or should - film-makers manipulate images and events in order to convey deeper truths?