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The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 30,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, closets and dumpsters. He presents themed film shows in his home base of Raleigh, North Carolina and he's taken his shows on the road across the United States. Films from Skip's archive have been released on DVDs. For more information about A/V Gee...


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Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about venereal disease. They helped produce the first VD education film, "Fit to Fight", in 1918 in order to educate soldiers being shipped abroad to fight in the first World War. Although this popular TV public service announcement...
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Topics: venereal disease, PSA, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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This 14-minute film is designed to create an atmosphere in which people can speak seriously and openly about their thoughts and feelings concerning sexual behavior. The film concerns the conflict a young couple faces because of their different attitudes toward sex. At the point of maximum tension, the film ends and a narrator appears and poses questions to elicit a discussion of feelings, attitudes, and values. The publisher indicates that this film is appropriate for senior high students,...
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Topics: Adolescence, Sex instruction, Sex role.
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by Tomorrow Entertainment
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Teenage Years Series Presents Marlo Thomas leading preadolescent and adolescent girls in an informal discussion about their changing bodies and emotions. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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by NASA
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Shows the first manned mission in the U.S. Apollo manned lunar landing program. Shows three astronauts living and working aboard the Apollo command module during the 11-day flight. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo 7
A/V Geeks
by Linda Feferman
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Presents the story of a fifteen-year-old girl who experiences her menstrual period, describing the reaction of the girl and her sixteen-year-old boyfriend as they learn more about the subject of menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topics: Sex Education., Physiology., Reproduction., Women.
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by Joan Cohen; Joan Pearlman
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Film presents a series of vignettes on the subject of women who are growing older.
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Topic: gender
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Young Frank Taylor loathes working at a shoe store, but discovers that he is doomed to hate any job unless he changes his attitude. After a motivational lecture by his high school guidance counselor, Frank looks forward to working the rest of his life selling shoes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: career counseling
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by U S Navy Dept
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Shows how to render necessary assistance in the emergency delivery of a baby. Tells how to determine when delivery is too imminent to risk transportation to a hospital and outlines procedures to follow during and immediately after delivery. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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In hopes of keeping kids' attention, social engineering films would often use supernatural elements to make their points. In this film, we see a magic talking mirror that reflects bratty kids as clowns. Most of the misbehaving kids understand how their behavior is disruptive and make amends. Surprisingly, one kid doesnt care if he is a "clown" and continues being a jerk probably for the rest of his life. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topic: social engineering
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This trippy tribute to our country's 200th birthday was funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency -the government's propaganda agency. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: patriotism, propaganda
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On the surface, this film may seem like an average science film about time and space, but like most of films from the Moody Institute of Science, there is an ulterior motive. The films host Irwin Moon had an interest in science as a child and later incorporated that interest into his life as a pastor. He would tour the country giving his Sermons of Science where the marvels of science provide the visible evidence of a Divine plan of creation. His work with GIs during World War II showed him the...
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Topic: religion vs. science
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This 15-minute video shows the extensive testing procedures applied to the Mercury spacecraft before rollout. It also shows the rollout, launch attempts, and the final launch. A failed launch occurred on November 21, 1960 due to an electrical malfunction, but Mercury-Redstone 1A was launched successfully on December 17, 1960. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mercury
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by Modern Learning Aids
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PSSC Physics Films Series Presents a study of the extension of senses to deal with very short time intervals. Timing devices--moving cameras, pen recorders and an oscilloscope--are shown and explained. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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by Philco-Ford Corp. [made by] Tom Thomas Organization.
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Illustrates the life of a family of the year 1999 A.D. living in a house that is completely functional in terms of advanced technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . ***The quality of this clips isn't the best. We've located another print which we hope to digitize and get online sometime soon..
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Topics: future, Ford Motor, Wink Martindale, computers, Internet
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by NASA
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Traces the major accomplishments of the Gemini manned space-flight program and their relationships to the Apollo lunar landing program. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: NASA, Gemini 12
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by NASA
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Begins with the unmanned Gemini I launch in early 1964 and concludes with the recovery of the Gemini II space capsule following the early January 1965 launch. Explains the purposes behind the Gemini Program in testing the various systems and sub-systems necessary to manned space flight. Explains the intricacies of the various systems, their purposes and functions. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Gemini 1
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 30 2021
Topics: 16mm, streaming
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The rude, clumsy puppet Mr. Bungle shows kids how to behave in the school cafeteria - the assumption being that kids actually want to behave during lunch. This film has a cult following since it appeared on a Pee Wee Herman HBO special. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 35 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, puppet chaos
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by NASA
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Achieves a first revolution rendezvous and docking. Includes extravehicular activity with astronaut Richard Gordon attaching a tether to the Agena for station keeping exercises. Points out that the Agena burn propels astronauts Conrad and Gordon to a new altitude record of 739.4 nautical miles with an utterly fantastic view of the earth. Features the first fully automatic reentry in the Gemini Program. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact...
Topics: NASA, Gemini 11
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 3 2022
Topics: 16mm, streaming
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A V Geeks Lunch 10 18 2021
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by Highway Safety Films.
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This film details the techniques used by amateur and professional shoplifters to steal over $6 billion in merchandise annually. Emphasizing how much of this stealing could be prevented ... A convicted shoplifter displays stealing methods under actual conditions and explains how employees could have prevented the thefts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Shoplifting, Retail trade -- Security measures.
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 7 2022
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Private Snafu imagines the good times his family is having back home while he's stationed in the Arctic. Technical Fairy First Class shows that even his family is helping with the war effort - his dad building tanks, his mom planting a Victory Garden, Grandpa riveting battleships, and his girl joining the WAC's and even the family's horse is pitching in. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale...
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Topics: military, animation, Private SNAFU
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While this films producers should be applauded for their sensible approach in teaching parents how to talk to kids about sex, the awkward reading of cue cards and embarrassing situations will produce nervous giggles among even the most jaded audiences. This film was produced by some of the pioneers of sex education whose ideas are still being challenged by school boards today. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topic: puberty
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by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how the internet works.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Server, Computer, Internet, Pages, Website, Address, KSNN, Link, Computer Mouse,...
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 26 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 08 2021
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by Frank Capra Productions
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From the description in Rick Prelinger's Field Guide to Sponsored Films: Popular scientific film directed by Frank Capra that launched the Bell System Science series. Combining animation and live action, Our Mr. Sun uses a scientist-writer team to present information about the sun and its importance to humankind. NOTE: Produced in Technicolor, the film was originally telecast in 1956 and 1957 to 9 million homes; some 600 16mm prints were distributed to schools and community organizations...
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Topics: sun, bell science series, science, animation
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Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles Points out that the bicycle rider is responsible for maintaining the bicycle in good condition, obeying traffic rules and watching out for others. The film also reads like a laundry list of hazardous things to attempt on your bicycle! Those familiar with Lawrence, Kansas (Centron's home) may recognize some landmarks.
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by Encyclopedia Britannica
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Illustrates various roles of the horse in modern life, and traces the development and training of a colt until he becomes a prize saddle horse at three years of age. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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by George Thurman, Chuck Ungar
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Kevin, feeling very sad and lonely after spending his first day in a new junior high school meets a young girl on his bus ride home who drops a pencil and suddenly disappears. Is this mysterious young girl a ghost of a girl who died on a bus years before? Why is she so adamant that Kevin learn bus safety rules? Like many films from the late 1970s and early 1980s, this film uses supernatural elements to keep kids' attention. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
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Topics: school bus society, kids in peril
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 25 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 13 2022
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by Robert Clampett
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Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music. To license this film and get a higher...
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Topics: military, animation, Private SNAFU
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Anita Bryant (famous Florida orange juice and anti-gay spokeswoman) narrates this film that tries to simplify its drug abuse message with an analogy of kids putting together a contraption out of Lego blocks. Although the metaphors often don't make sense, the visual impact of the film is stunning and could easily be quite popular with individuals consuming illicit drugs. Also, like most anti-drug films, this could be a tempting introduction to drugs for some youths yearning to escape their...
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Topic: drugs
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 17 2021
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A V Geeks Thanksgiving 11 25 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 18 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 29 2021
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A V Geeks Hunt Library
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 23 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 15 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 12 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 02 2021
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by Lutheran Churches of America
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In what could easily pass as a Twilight Zone episode, this film shows what happens when a troubled carnival owner returns back to his childhood home to escape God. Films like this would be shown to adult church groups to stimulate discussion - things like “was this man being stalked by Jesus in wooden shoes?” or “why was this film so creepy?” It was made by prolific Christian director Rolf Forsberg (The Late Great Planet Earth, Jesus Roast), featured veteran film actors Jack Hawkins...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 4 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 19 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 5 2022
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by Encyclopedia Britannica
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Reports on two phases of the Russian Industrial Revolution--the development of heavy industry and the attempts to collectivize the farmland. Considers how the industrial plan affects all phases of Russian life and examines the Soviet challenge to the free world. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Soviet Union, USSR, industry
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A V Geeks Lunch 2 4 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 01 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 2 8 2022
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Pampers commercial for television. Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles
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Topic: commercial
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 22 2021
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by NASA
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Professor Lynn Margulis of Boston University speaks before an audience of NASA employees in 1984 to explain the gaia hypothesis. This 30 minute video was produced by the Lewis Research Center as part of their NASA at Work series. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, environmental science
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 06 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 23 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 21 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 09 2021
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by Dept of Civil Defense
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Public service announcements by the U.S. Civil Defense office inform farmers what to do in case of nuclear attack using marionettes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: civil defense, atomic, puppets
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A V Geeks Home Movie Day Shuffle
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 03 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 20 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 17 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 27 2021
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This video chronicles the logistics of building an orbiting laboratory in space. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, International Space Station
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 6 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 25 2022
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 08 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 26 2021
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This film was made to instruct police officers on the basics of childbirth and to show them an actual birth - mostly so they wouldn't panic or pass out when confronted with such a scenario. WARNING! The poor acting by actual police officers and doctors and low production values in this film make the live birth scene even more shocking than others from this genre. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: police training, miracle of birth
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by Screenscope
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Expresses the impact of the space program on the genius of creative artists by presenting the dancing of Edward Villella; space inspired paintings by James Wyeth, Mitchell Jamieson, and Lamar Dodd; interviews with poet Archibald MacLeish and writer William F. Buckley, Jr.; and scenes from film director Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey. Includes appearances by Neil Armstrong, Thomas O. Paine, J. Carter Brown, and Arthur C. Clarke.
Topics: NASA, Apollo, artists
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 11 2022
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