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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
by Bryan, Julien Hequembourg; International Film Foundation
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A Julien Bryan production The working Russian has only in recent years had time for leisure activities. Now, as shown in this film, Russians enjoy sports and amusement parks, visit museums, enroll in adult education classes, read, and travel to resorts. From the Russia Today series
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Recreation
Educational Films
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Educational Films
by Bader, Alfred, M.D; Université de Lausanne. Center for the Study of Plastic Expression; Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Live
Topics: Art, Schizophrenia
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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(April 3, 1995) This postflight presentation features footage of STS-67 mission and narration by the astronauts who flew it. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-67
Educational Films
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Educational Films
by Health Communications, Inc; U.S. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Inc. (Pompano Beach, Fla.); Camelot Communications, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
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"Film production by Camelot Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, MN."
Topics: Children of alcoholics, Child psychotherapy, Group therapy for Children, Alcoholism, Child...
Educational Films
by J. Arthur Rank
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Excerpts of the prologue from Henry V, dramatizing with Elizabethan musical backgrounds the activity in Shakespeare's Globe Theater before a presentation of the play around the year 1600
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Theater
Educational Films
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Topic: Home Movie
Educational Films
by Lawick-Goodall, Jane, Barones van; National Geographic Society (États-Unis)
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Présentation par le Dr. Jane Lawick-Goodall des caractéristiques du comportement et du développement chez le jeune chimpanzé et l'effet de cette vie nouvelle sur le reste de sa famille. Observation des relations entre différentes mères chimpanzés et leurs petits alors que ceux-ci apprennent à se tenir assis, debout et à s'agripper à leur mère quand elle se déplace. Regard sur l'acquisition de l'indépendance alors que le petit chimpanzé apprend à marcher et à...
Topics: Chimpanzé, Jeunes animaux
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Follows the visible phases of the life cycles of the periodical cicada, showing the emergence, transformation, and hatching of this unusual insect
Educational Films
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Guidance in Personal Matters, Sports and Recreation., Friendship.
Educational Films
by Kahn, Terry; Smidt, Burr, 1927-2000; Kahn, Ilene; Sorkin, Arla; Mersky, Kres; FilmFair Communications; Salenger Educational Media (Firm)
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Kres Mersky
Topics: Physical Fitness., Health attitudes., Health.
Educational Films
by Mental Health Film Board (New York, N.Y.)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Socialization, Age groups, Self-esteem, Age groups, Self-esteem, Socialization
Educational Films
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Director, Alan Wallis; producer, Andrew Leigh
Topics: Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986, Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986
Educational Films
by Freeman, Bee, 1899-1986; Tucker, Lorenzo; Nguzo Saba Films; Beacon Films
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Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951, Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-, Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951, Producers and...
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Introduces the hazards Apollo lunar astronauts will encounter. Identifies the extravehicular mobility unit and describes each article of the emu. Poses problems of extravehicular mobility and life support on the moon and effort of the Manned Spacecraft Center to overcome these problems. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: NASA, Apollo, space suits
Ephemeral VHS
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"The community talks about why they do or don't vote" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, voting
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
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eye 1,173

favorite 11

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This video examines nontraditional career opportunities for women at NASA. Several dynamic women speak of the challenges they have mastered and the problems they have encountered while pursuing careers in the space and science fields. Narrated by Ricardo Montalban, the movie stars Astronaut Anna Fisher, Dr. Patricia Cowings, Shirley Chevalier, Sue Norman, Sharon Orkansky, and Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: NASA, women
Educational Films
by United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of Public Affairs; National Audiovisual Center
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NAS 1.43/7:Sh9/17
Topics: Space shuttles, Space shuttles
Educational Films
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Shorter version (27 min.) also issued
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Acculturation, Culture conflict, Social change, Acculturation, Civilization, Culture conflict,...
Educational Films
by Richter Productions; Icarus Films
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topic: Politics and government
A/V Geeks
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(July 28, 1995) This 7-minute video shows a thermal glove evaluation lead by STS-69 Payload Commander Jim Voss. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-69
A/V Geeks
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(June 14, 1995) This 17-minute video shows the Spartan Contingency Training in the WETF (Weightless Environment Training Facility) for the STS-69 crew. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-69
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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(March 6, 1991) Episode 29 focuses on diffraction. The geometry of a wave is described in detail. The Starfinder series makes use of information from the Hubble Space Telescope to teach science concepts.
Topics: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, astronomy
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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(September 6, 1990) The fifth episode of Starfinder examines the laws of motion starting with Newton’s First Law of Motion. Starfinder makes use of information from the Hubble Space Telescope to teach science conce
Topics: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Newton
A/V Geeks
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(October 30, 1990) Episode 12 of Starfinder focuses on solar energy and the power of the sun. The Starfinder series makes use of information from the Hubble Space Telescope to teach science concepts.
Topics: NASA, solar energy
A/V Geeks
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(December 5, 1990) Episode 13 of Starfinder focuses on energy transfer. The Starfinder series makes use of information from the Hubble Space Telescope to teach science concepts.
Topics: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, energy
A/V Geeks
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(September 5, 1990) Episode 4 of Starfinder focuses on the concept of an expanding universe. The Starfinder series makes use of information from the Hubble Space Telescope to teach science concepts.
Topics: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, astronomy
Educational Films
by Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997; Development Education Centre; Icarus Films
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Producers-directors: Rosemary Donegan, Anita Shilton Martin, D'arey Martin ; consultants, Martin Duckworth, Paulo Freire, Margot Trevelyan ; editor, Christine Welsh ; photography, Martin Duckworth
Topics: Educational sociology, Education, Education, Education, Education, Education, Education,...
Educational Films
by Bryan, Sam; International Film Foundation
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Produced by Sam Bryan
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
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Why Do We Still Have Mountains Examines the psychological causes of wife beating and the emotional, as well as physical, repercussions on women and their children. Discusses the emergence of wife beating as a serious social problem and offers possible solutions.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Mountains, Erosion, Erosion, Mountains
Educational Films
by Moyers, Bill D; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); California Newsreel (Firm)
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Directed by Al Levin for WNET
Topics: Work, Working class, Labor movement, Labor, Labor, Labor movement, Work, Working class
A/V Geeks
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Virtually all that is known of Neptune and its moon, Triton, was captured by the Voyager's mission. Highlights of Voyager 2's information gathering on the planet's upper atmosphere and orbiting arcs are shown, along with studies of Triton and its strange backward orbit. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Voyager 2, Neptune, Triton
Educational Films
by Perspective Films (Firm)
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With study guide
Topics: Betts, Edward H., 1920-2008, Betts, Edward H., 1920-2008, Watercolor painting, Watercolor painting
Educational Films
by Escorel, Eduardo
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Portuguese dialog with English subtitles, some narrative in English
Topics: Shrines, Pilgrims and pilgrimages
Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Radio and Television Services; Indiana University, Bloomington. African Studies Program; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Performed in French with English subtitles and an English introduction
Topics: Drama., French language., Drama- Technique.
Educational Films
by Beemer, Thomas A; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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Version without narration of the 1971 motion picture entitled Endless chain
Topics: Desert ecology, Desert ecology
Educational Films
by Vanderlinden, Collette; Filmakers Library, inc
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Discusses the rewards and sacrifices of parenthood as experienced by three young couples
Topic: Parent and child.
PeriscopeFilm
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This black and white 1941 demonstration film, produced by Ford Motion Picture Laboratories and narrated by Michigan sportscaster Harry Wismer, shows U.S. Army Truck, ¼ ton 4x4 Command Reconnaissance vehicles in action at and around the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan (TRT 0:23). Opening titles (0:07). Dedication: “This film is respectfully dedicated to the officers and men of the United States Army in the name of American Industry…” (0:27). A trio of Ford 4x4...
Topics: 1941, Ford, Reconnaissance, Cars, Army, Jeep, Edsel Ford, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This NASA film shows the rollout of the first Douglas DC-8 jet, and the ground testing of its instruments. At 1:25 the aircraft makes its first test flight. At 3:18 the aircraft comes in for a landing at the Douglas plant in Long Beach, California. At 4:16, a DC-8 in Delta livery is seen in service. The Douglas DC-8 (also known as the McDonnell Douglas DC-8) is an American four-engine long-range narrow-body jet airliner built from 1958 to 1972 by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Launched after the...
Topics: Douglas, DC-8, Jet Rollout, Ground Test, First Flight, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This color educational film is an episode of the 'True Adventure' series that features a religious community in Kentucky that performs ecstatic demonstrations of belief with snakes - a so-called "serpent cult". Copyright circa the early 1960s. Snake handling, also called serpent handling, as shown in the show is a religious rite observed in a small number of isolated churches, mostly in the United States. Participants are typically part of the Holiness, Pentecostals, Charismatics, or...
Topics: True Adventure, TV Episode, Serpent, Cult, Louisville, Kentucky, Snakes, Snake Handling, Stock...
PeriscopeFilm
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This black & white educational/promotional film is about the Amazing New Mobiloil. There is no copyright and this is circa the mid to late 1940s as World War 2 is mentioned as having just passed.   Opening titles: Socony-Vacuum presents KEEP IT CLEAN!, The Story of an Amazing New Mobiloil for safer, cleaner engines (:06-:34). War footage, tanks, soldiers on the move. Construction vehicles. Tanks and war vehicles move along dusty roads and through some water. A man looks at an engine....
Topics: Mobil, Mobil Oil
PeriscopeFilm
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This film from Ford shows the company's experimental gas turbine semi truck, known as "Big Red". It dates to approximately 1965. The film starts out with shots of the Cabana Motel in Atlanta before showing a map of the nation's new interstate highway system. At :54 a superhighway is shown with its many interchanges. "When this network is completed, true long-range hauling at sustained speeds with all city traffic bypassed...will become a practical idea for the first time."...
Topics: Ford Motor, Motor, Big Red, Simi Truck, 1964, New York Worlds Fair, 1964 New York Worlds Fair
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
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Produced by CBS
Topics: Criminal justice, Administration of, Race discrimination, Criminal justice, Administration of, Race...
Educational Films
by Westinghouse Broadcasting Company
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Also issued as videotape
Topics: Families, Social classes, Children with disabilities, Children with disabilities, Families, Social...
A/V Geeks
by Mead Johnson
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We learn about how important iron is to our health thanks to wonderfully dated songs and dance.. Made for new mothers. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archives. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Ames Research Center
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Describes the history and current research on the search for extaterrestrial intelligence. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, SETI, extraterrestrial life
PeriscopeFilm
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This 16mm, silent, color home movie depicts activities of the late 1940’s or early 1950s at and around Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, a United States Navy base in the town of Ceiba, Puerto Rico. The site operates today as José Aponte de la Torre Airport. The propeller of a transport airplane flying above the clouds (0:08). A blanket of cloud cover and the view along the plane’s wing with the U.S. star insignia (0:28). A U.S. Navy blimp sits grounded at Roosevelt Roads airfield with 1940s...
Topics: 1940s, Home Movie, Roosevelt, Roads, Naval Station, Puerto Rico, Marine Corps, Stock Footage
Educational Films
by Educational Services, Inc
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Demonstrates by experiments in a water tunnel the connection between velocity and pressure fields in diffusers, venturis and channel bends. Considers coanda effect, bernoulli's integral, pitot tubes, cavitation, a shear layer and a rotating fluid. Traces the rise of the primates. Examines the anatomical changes, the beginnings of sociality and speech, the more complex brain, the semi-erect posture, and other human-like characteristics.
Topics: Fluid dynamics, Fluid dynamics
Educational Films
by Tharp, Twyla; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Producer, Emile Ardolino; director, Merrill Brockway
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Sue's leg (Choreographic work : Tharp), Sue's leg (Choreographic work : Tharp), Dance, Dance
Educational Films
by International Cinemedia Center; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Employee orientation, Personnel management, Employee orientation, Personnel management
Educational Films
by Sykes, Bob; Intermedia (Firm : Seattle, Wash.); Lakewood Living Corporation
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eye 158

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VHS format
Topics: Women, Women, Abused women, Spouse Abuse, Spouse Abuse
Shaping San Francisco
by Chris Carlsson
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Harry Hay describes the pickup scene at the North Beach bar Finocchio's in the early 1930s.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Harry Hay, Finocchio's, gay dating
Shaping San Francisco
by Paper Tiger TV West
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A protest against the silence surrounding the original genocide in North America staged at a "Queen Isabella" pageant.
Topics: Pageant, protest, Quincentennial
Educational Films
by Kahn, Caroline; Newman, Joyce; Labiosa, David; Crystal, Billy; Films Incorporated; Consumers Union of United States
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Narrator, David Labiosa; performer, Billy Crystal
Topics: TV, Consumerism, Home Economics, Business, Commmunications
A/V Geeks
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Phoenix Learning Group Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: manufacturing
A/V Geeks
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Solar energy, the great adventure. (1978) Host Eddie Albert introduces individuals who have developed their own solar energy systems. Shows how these people from various backgrounds have found methods of putting the Sun to work for them. 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.
Topics: Solar energy, the great adventure
Educational Films
by Salzburg Enterprises, inc
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Produced by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA and the UCLA Media Center
Topic: Discoveries in geography
Educational Films
by Kamecke, Theo. drt; World Research, Inc
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Produced by James W. Doswell ; directed and filmed by Theo Kamecke ; authors, Karl Keating ... [et al.] ; edited by David Hill
Topics: Abuse of administrative power, Abuse of administrative power, Economic policy, Politics and...
Educational Films
by CBS Television Network; Carousel Films
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Produced by CBS for "60 Minutes"
Topics: Gallaudet College., Deaf., Deafness.
Educational Films
by Soares, Paulo Gil
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Portuguese dialog with English subtitles
Topics: Cowboys, Labor movement, Working class, Ranch life, Cowboys, Labor movement, Manners and customs,...
Educational Films
by TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Educational Films
by Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Tony Montanaro, performer and teacher, discusses the art of miming and its complexities. He explains the training necessary for proficiency and presents his views on the art and the influence it has had on his private life. The actual performance is shown, as well as Montenaro's preparation for the performance. Tells of one of the most exciting detective stories in the history of American archeology and anthropology as scholars track down the few remaining clues left behind by a previously...
Topics: Montanaro, Tony, Mime
Educational Films
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Educational Films
by Cinemalore Company
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eye 77

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With teacher's guide
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Harris, Gloria, Women's rights
Educational Films
by International Film Foundation
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Discusses conditions in the Soviet Union today, including party activity and influence, the shortage of consumer goods, the roles of children and women, the status of religion, and the purpose of Soviet realist art
Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington
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Profiles William Penn's early life in England when he opposed parliamentary limitation on freedom of religion. Tells of his conversion to the Quakers and of his plan to found the colony of Pennsylvania. From the Cavalcade of America series Summary An excerpt from the 'CALVALCADE OF AMERICA' television program. Recounts the story of William Penn, who through his father's close association with King Charles II and the Duke of York obtains a grant of land in the American colonies where he...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Penn, William, 1644-1718, Biography (Persons), Television programs,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Clover, Guy
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From the book by Mordecai Richler. Animated film which tells of a family's summer-long deathbed vigil in the Jewish section of Montreal. Conveys the frustrations, resentment, worry and selfishness this family experiences as they await the death of the ailing grandmother. MISSING START OF TITLES. Another copy of the film may be found here (LINK) .
Topics: Death, Children and death, Older people, Children and death, Death, Older people
Educational Films
by National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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Shows how animals are tool users with examples of the weaver ant constructing his home, the finch pecking for food, and the chimpanzee assembling and using a simple tool. Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Tool use in animals, Tool use in animals
Educational Films
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The Violent Universe Part 1 A comprehensive report of astronomical theories, research, and discoveries. Visits thirty astronomers at their observatories throughout the world as they discuss pulsars, infra-red galaxies, red giants, white dwarfs, cosmic rays, and redshift. Includes a motion picture view of a quasar.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Series: The Violent Universe
Educational Films
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Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topics: Artificial intelligence, Artificial intelligence
Educational Films
by Porter, Edwin S; Niver, Kemp R; Thomas A. Edison, Inc; Library of Congress. Motion Picture Section; Pyramid Film & Video
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Produced by Thomas A. Edison Company
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Niver, Kemp R; Pyramid Film & Video
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A selection of films from the Library of Congress's collection of paper prints restored by Kemp R. Niver. Consists of examples of films produced by the Siegmund Lubin Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, including Bold bank robbery, She would be an actress, Drunkard's child, and An unexpected guest. Musical accompaniment
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933. Golden honeymoon; Learning in Focus, inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Feature films, Feature films, Fiction., Short Story., Literature, American., Motion Pictures Short...