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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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National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 International Newsreel
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International Newsreel story about beauty pageant contestants in Los Angeles. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
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Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Wilets, Bernard; Haak, Dianne; Irwin, Hadley. Lilith summer; AIMS Media
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Old age
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 Ichac, Marcel; Herzog, Maurice, 1919-2012. Annapurna premier 8,000. English; Brandon Films, inc
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Based on the book by Maurice Herzog
( 1 reviews )
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 Dubin, Charles; Harris, Julie; Luce, William. Belle of Amherst; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Dome Productions; International Film Exchange
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, Poets, American
Educational Films
May 23, 2017 Friedman, Sonya, 1932- screenwriter, film director; Wetmore, Patricia, film producer; Pantzer, Jerry, director of photography; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center, production company, film distributor
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Title from title frame
Topics: Chess players, Student activities, African American students
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 Martin, Melissa; Irvine, Marion; Roper, Gail; Barr Films
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Melissa Martin
Topics: Irvine, Marion, Roper, Gail, Sex discrimination in sports, Women athletes, Motivation (Psychology),...
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 Sykes, Bob; Intermedia (Firm : Seattle, Wash.); Lakewood Living Corporation
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VHS format
Topics: Women, Abused women, Spouse Abuse
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 International Women's Film Project
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Considers the condition of women in Latin America. Shows how women in countries such as Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela are objecting to their traditional roles as wives and mothers and are striving for more control over their lives
Topics: Women, Feminism
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 Lighthill, Stephen; Icanus Films
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Participants: Kenneth Cockrel, Justin Ravitz, Sheila Murphy
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Topic: Socialists
A/V Geeks
May 11, 2017 Ideal Pictures, Inc; Dodge
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Armand Davis leads motor expedition in Africa, powered by Dodge cars. We digitized and uploaded this film on behalf of the A/V Geeks Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: Africa, travelogue
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 International Film Bureau; Stewart Film Distributors
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Ohm's law, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric power, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topic: Magnetism
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric batteries, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 Grubbs, Harry; International Film Bureau
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Describes the farmers of the Andes as a primitive people without the benefits of technology, showing the tireless Incas who till the mountain soil at altitudes of 10,000 to 15,000 feet. Discusses the role of the llama, alpaca, and vicuña in providing meat, milk, and hides for these farmers; illustrates how corn and wheat are irrigated by ditches dug by ancient Incas; and shows views of the primitive methods used in threshing and winnowing
Topics: Agriculture, Incas
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Produced by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film
Topics: Palms, Palms
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Illustrates general motor activities of the octopus, including respiratory movements, probing with tenacles, walking along the bottom, and swimming. Specific activities include pigment migrations resulting in light and dark phases, capturing and eating a crab, moving and arranging rocks in front of the home cave, and mating. Each section is preceded by a short title in German
Topic: Octopuses
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 Bryan, Julien Hequembourg. [from old catalog]; International Film Foundation, inc., New York. [from old catalog]
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African village life, no. 5
Topics: Fula (African people), Cattle trade
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Shows selection of nest site by a pair of black woodpeckers, digging nest cavity in a tree trunk, and then care of young through various stages to fledging. Both parents participate. One scene illustrates pre-emption of partly constructed nest by a pair of predacious birds, but woodpeckers regain nest after intruders leave. Scenes photographed inside the nest show feeding of young, cleaning movements of parents, sitting on the brood, and general development of young
Topics: Black woodpecker, Birds
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995, direction; Stevens, Delores, music; Soler, Antonio, 1729-1783. Sonatas. Selections; California Institute of Technology; International Business Machines Corporation; Motion Graphics, Inc
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Additional credit: Produced under a research grant from IBM and Caltech Arts Program
Topic: Computer drawing
Educational Films
Mar 31, 2017 Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989; Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Produced by the Institut für Film und Bild. Konrad Lorenz
Topic: Mallard
National Film Preservation Foundation
Mar 24, 2017 International Film Foundation
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Subtle case study produced for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals on the importance of constructive parenting in overcoming childhood fears. The parents of a healthy five-year-old do not grasp why their child fears entering a cave. The mother tries to be sympathetic, but the father shows impatience. Feeling anger at his father, the child drowns his stuffed bear. After the parents take time to think about their son’s behavior, they resolve to show greater understanding, and...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Mar 23, 2017 Impact Films
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Dissection of the film  Operation Abolition , which was produced by the House Un-American Activities Committee to show communist involvement in the protests sparked by its 1960 hearings held in San Francisco.  Autopsy on Operation Abolition  includes an interview with historian Henry Nash Smith, who attacks  Operation Abolition  as “a deliberate falsification” but is sympathetic to its anticommunist viewpoint. Note:  The Catechetical Guild is a Roman Catholic educational organization.
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 Indiana University, Bloomington
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Describes techniques and resources used to produce sound for motion pictures, the history of sound in movies, and how files of sound effects are used. From the Movies and You series. Dated, but of historical interest
Topic: Sound
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 Hamilton, Guy, 1922-2016; Douglas, Kirk, 1916-; Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989; Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Devil's disciple; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Directed by Guy Hamilton
Topic: Feature films
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STUDY GUIDE FOR THIS FILM This animated film describes the movement of sound as a succession of waves of compressed air. It shows how the compressions expand, first when the sound source is not moving and then when it is moving at different rates. When the source is finally seen moving at a supersonic speed, we see that it is followed by a conical percussion wave that creates a loud cracking boom as it passes over a region.  Uses animated graphics to describe a sonic boom...
Topics: Sonic boom, supersonic
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 National Film Board of Canada; International Film Bureau
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Intended audience: Kindergarten through adult
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Scientific Corporation; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Image Processing Laboratory; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Photographs taken by Voyager 1 during its encounter with Saturn in October and November 1980. Shows Saturn's atmosphere, rings and moons
Topics: Voyager Project, Exploration of outer space
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers explanation of capacitance; capacitors; their construction; charging and discharging; demonstration; plate area; separation distances; dielectric; types and uses of capacitors; and the farad
Topics: Capacitors, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers electrons and protons; negative, positive, and balance charges; free electrons; conducting and nonconducting materials; and electron flow
Topic: Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers definition of direct current; circuit with center-zero ammeter; definition of alternating current and effect on ammeter; universal use of alternating current; high-voltage transmission; transformers; sine wave; cycle periods and frequency; Hertz; amplitude; in phase, out of phase; and root mean square
Topics: Electric currents, Alternating, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers effect of a magnet on a coil; e.m.f. of self-induction; Lenz's law; inductor-choke; noninductive winding; the "henry"; inductors in a yoke; e.m.f. of mutual induction; the transformer; examples of "turns-to-voltage" ratios; and types of transformers
Topics: Electric transformers, Inductance, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Short circuits, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric apparatus and appliances, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric motors, Electric generators, Electricity
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 Columbia University; International Film Bureau
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Illustrates the chief phenomena and techniques of research in visual perception. Covers phi phenomenon, optical illusions, color constancy, eye movements in reading, and perception span, ending with an actual experiment in digit span
Topic: Vision
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 Torrey, Theodore W. (Theodore Willett), 1907-1986, screenwriter; Klinge, Paul E., screenwriter; Severin, Charles, 1896- screenwriter; Lytle, Charles F., screenwriter; Indiana University. Audio-Visual Center, production company; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center, former owner
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Educational authors, Theodore W. Torrey, Paul Klinge, Brother H. Charles, Charles F. Lytle
Topics: Earthworms, Anatomy, Comparative
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948. Races of mankind; Weltfish, Gene, 1902-1980. Races of mankind; International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; United Productions of America; AFL-CIO. Department of Education
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Based on the pamphlet: The races of mankind / by Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish
Topics: Animated films, Race relations
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 International Tele-Film Enterprises
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STUDY GUIDE FOR THIS FILM Encourages teachers to be aware of body language and shows how it can be applied in the classroom. Offers suggestions on nonverbal behavior for improving communication, including gesturing, pointing, increased eye contact, and other techniques Made in Canada
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Nonverbal communication, Nonverbal communication, Teacher-student...
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Walker, Susan K; Instructional Media Services
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Carol Patterson ; J. Michael, Merry and Russell Walker
Topic: School psychologists
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Weng, Wango H. C; Indiana University, Bloomington
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VHS
Topic: Civilization
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Weng, Wango H. C; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by Wan-go Weng
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Chinese, Civilization
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Weng, Wango H. C; Indiana University, Bloomington
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VHS
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Informedia Productions
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Originally released in Canada
Topics: Cardiovascular system, Running, Physical fitness, Exercise therapy
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Weng, Wango H. C; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by Wan-go Weng
Topic: Qing Dynasty (China)
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Weng, Wango H. C; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by Wan-go Weng
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Weng, Wango H. C; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by Wan-go Weng
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Soltys, Richard; Informational Materials Incorporated
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Printing
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Crama, Nico; International Film Bureau
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Produced by Nico Crama
Topics: Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879, French wit and humor, Pictorial, Social conditions
Educational Films
Mar 9, 2017 Smith, G. Buckland; International Film Bureau
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Also issued with English narration
Topics: German language, Travel
Educational Films
Mar 2, 2017 Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by Jerome Mintz
Topics: Rural families, Migration, Internal, Shoemakers
Educational Films
Mar 2, 2017 Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Profiles in courage; I.Q. Films
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Presents a profile of Judge Lindsey, who attacked child labor, political corruption, and social conditions in Colorado in 1901. As a result, Lindsay was investigated by a governor's committee, his life was threatened, and he was denied party backing for re-election as a judge. From the Profiles in courage series
Topics: Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943, Social justice, Judges
Educational Films
Feb 23, 2017 RKO Radio Pictures; Teaching Film Custodians; Instructional Films Inc
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Presented by members of the motion picture industry
Topics: Motion picture industry, Motion pictures
Educational Films
Feb 23, 2017 Industrial Accident Prevention Association; International Film Bureau
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Points out that industry must direct its accident prevention efforts toward all incidents which might eventually lead to injury of employees. Notes that fire prevention, theft prevention, reduction in pollution, and improvement of industrial health and hygiene are of particular importance to loss control
Topic: Industrial safety
Educational Films
Feb 23, 2017 Focus Films Company, Los Angeles; International Film Bureau
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Producer, Benjamin M. Tayler
Topics: French language, Manners and customs
Educational Films
Feb 21, 2017 Indiana University
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Discusses and demonstrates the laboratory procedures involved in the production of a 16 mm. sound, color film. Part 1 follows the original film and a 1/4-inch audiotape through the following procedures: processing the original, dubbing the sound to 16 mm. magnetic film, making a work print, and edge numbering the original and the work print. Part 2 takes the edited work print and magnetic sound through the processes of conforming, transferring to optical sound and color balancing in order to...
Topics: Cinematography, Processing
Educational Films
Feb 21, 2017 Informedia Productions
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Originally released in Canada
Topics: Hypercholesteremia, Low-cholesterol diet, Food habits
Educational Films
Feb 21, 2017 Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Profiles in courage; I.Q. Films
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A dramatization of John Quincy Adams' support of President Thomas Jefferson's embargo, despite its adverse effect on the shipping economy of New England. From the Profiles in courage series
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Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Embargo (1807-1809), Embargo, 1807-1809, Presidents
Educational Films
Feb 10, 2017 Taylor, John, 1914-1992. drt; Moore, John, 1907-1967. aus; Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. cmp; British Transport Commission. Film Unit; International Film Bureau
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With commentary
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Civilization
Educational Films
Feb 10, 2017 International Film Foundation
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Story of Kawai family, silk-weavers, of Kyoto, shows everyday family life. Authentic Japanese music performed on native instruments
Topic: Manners and customs
Educational Films
Feb 10, 2017 Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997; Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. Profiles in courage; I.Q. Films
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Burgess Meredith and John Cassavetes
Topics: Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902, Haymarket Square Riot (Chicago, Illinois : 1886), Haymarket Square...
Educational Films
Feb 10, 2017 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
A/V Geeks
Feb 6, 2017 Industrafilm, Inc.; Aetna
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About safety hazards in the home.  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.
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Topic: home safety
Educational Films
Jan 31, 2017 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
Educational Films
Jan 26, 2017 Halleck, DeeDee; Icarus Films
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Directed by DeeDee Halleck
Topics: Pentecostal churches, Pentecostalism, Pentecostals
Educational Films
Jan 26, 2017 Ishtar (Firm)
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Sarton, May, 1912-1995, Authors, American
Educational Films
Jan 26, 2017 Franklin, William; Wood, Megan Epler; International Film Bureau
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Researched and produced by William Franklin of Iowa State University's Department of Animal Ecology and directed by Megan Epler Wood
Topics: Guanaco, Mammals
Educational Films
Jan 26, 2017 Pomer, Judith H; Women's Film Project; Icarus Films
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.S.)--University of Cincinnati, 1982
Topics: United States, Sex discrimination in employment, Pregnant women, Maternity leave, Women, Pregnancy
Educational Films
Jan 5, 2017 International Film Bureau
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Presents the major regions of the Federal Republic of Germany. Stresses such topics as the economic importance of the Ruhr coal fields and the Rhine navigation facilities, the varied occupations of southern and central Germany, and the ports of Hamburg and Lubeck
Topic: Physical geography
Educational Films
Jan 5, 2017 Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by NET
Topic: Linden, Barbara
Educational Films
Jan 5, 2017 National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by NET
Topics: Climatology, Weather, Weather control
Educational Films
Jan 5, 2017 Israel. Office of Information
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"A report on the Louis M. Rabinowitz archaeological expedition in the Negev."
Topics: Archaeology, Nabataeans, Antiquities, Discoveries in geography