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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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Orgone Archive
Nov 7, 2021 Town and Country Films Inc; Grantland Rice; Richard Suratt
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 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: hunting, fishing, orgone film, Alaska
The Narabot Stacks
May 9, 2021 Trans- States
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Find out more about the Trans- States organisation at: http://www.trans-states.org Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/transstates/ Follow us on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/Trans_States Follow us on Instargram at: http://www.instagram.com/trans_states/ OUT NOW FROM FULGUR PRESS: "Trans-States: The Art of Crossing Over" Edited by Cavan McLaughlin Foreword by Alan Moore. BUY THE BOOK HERE:...
Topics: Youtube, video, Education
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 Transfilm Inc.
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Film commissioned by a leading architectural journal to discuss major trends in its field. Among the 16 architects, planners, and builders appearing are Eero Saarinen, Edward Durell Stone, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 25, 2018 Ted Steeg Productions
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Film promoting consumption of coffee in youth-oriented coffee houses. Accompanied by a folk music sound track,  Coffee House Rendezvous  profiles seven coffee houses located near churches and college campuses and illustrates the wholesome activities that occur in these public places. Note:  The film was made as part of the “Think Drink” campaign mounted by the Coffee Information Service, whose objective was to turn 17- to 20-year-olds into coffee drinkers. Produced in Eastmancolor. The...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 The Rellimeo Film Syndicate
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Melodrama in which a wronged man, played by Monte Blue, changes his appearance through plastic surgery and returns home to reclaim his good name and win his girl. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
A/V Geeks
Jun 27, 2017 Texaco
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About a gas additive made by Texaco 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.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: petroleum
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Davidson, Eric; Maclear, Andrew; Wallace, Melanie; Sakakeeny, Wendy; Wolfers, Louis; Ackroyd, Barry; Mansfield, John; Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Time-Life Video
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Biographical documentary
Topics: Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, Psychiatrists, Death, Terminally ill, Biographical films, Motion...
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 Schaffer, Beverly, director; Turcotte, Shirley; National Film Board of Canada
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Editor, Sidonie Kerr ; cinematography, Joan Hutton
Topics: Incest, Incest victims, Sexually abused children
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 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), Dance
Educational Films
Jun 5, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Islamic civilization, Civilization, Islamic
Educational Films
Jun 1, 2017 Tom Davenport Films
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Frog King, or, Iron Henry (Motion picture), Motion pictures, Fairy tales, Folklore
Educational Films
Jun 1, 2017 Butts, Jerry, 1945-; Transworld International, Inc; Pyramid Films, inc
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Also issued as videocassette
Topic: Flying discs (Game)
Educational Films
Jun 1, 2017 Lamb, Derek; Thomas, Gayle
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Executive producer, Derek Lamb; author Gayle Thomas; music, Keith Tedman
Topic: Children's films
Educational Films
Jun 1, 2017 Turell, Saul J; Berman, Israel M; Famous Cartoons
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Produced by Saul J. Turell; script, Israel M. Berman
Topic: Christmas
Educational Films
Jun 1, 2017 Tashlin, Frank. 'possum that didn't; Pterodactyl Productions; BFA Educational Media
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With study guide
Topics: Opossums, Animal films, Animated films
Educational Films
Jun 1, 2017 Trivas, Irene; Mogubgub, Fred; Pyramid Films, inc
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Originally released in l965
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Hamlet (Shakespeare, William), Puns and punning
Educational Films
Jun 1, 2017 TeleCulture
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Son transforms a dull piano lesson into a cheerful but strenuous group effort, and the boy dupes Father into a surprise finale
Topic: Comedy
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 Davenport, Tom; Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863. Hänsel und Gretel; Tom Davenport Films
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Producer and director, Tom Davenport; assistant filmmakers, Catherine Hartz, Mimi Davenport; original music and sound effects, Michael Lawrence
Topics: Tales, German, Fairy tales, Children's films, Folklore
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 Scott, Peter Ridsdale; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
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Producer, Edward Barnes; director, Peter Ridsdale Scott; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editor, John Bush; photographer, Ian Hilton
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 Carter, Virginia L; Field, Fern; Grasshoff, Alex; Dawkins, Johnny; Jones, Ron. Wave; T.A.T. Communications Company; American Broadcasting Company; Texture Films, inc
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Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch
Topics: Fanaticism, Prejudices, History
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 Brown, David; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
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Producer, Edward Barnes; director-writer, David Brown; writer, Dorothy Smith; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editor, Colin Rae
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Allegiance, Identity (Psychology), Identity, Politics and government
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel-Arab conflicts
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Politics and government
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Administrative and political divisions, Politics and government
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Educational Films
May 31, 2017 Heckel, Sally; Glaspell, Susan, 1882-1948. Jury of her peers; Texture Films, inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Short films, Farm life, Women
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.), International Film Bureau
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Shows how the historical milieu in which he lived influenced Grant Wood's art. Includes interviews with people who knew the artist and looks at his paintings.
Topics: Wood, Grant, 1891-1942, United States in art, Artists, Painting, American, Painting, Modern, Art...
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation. Films & Video
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Title on container: The Middle East, beyond the headlines lies understanding
Topics: Revolutions, Politics and government
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 Craven, Margaret. I heard the owl call my name; Tomorrow Entertainment (Firm); Learning Corporation of America
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Based on the book of the same title by Margaret Craven
Topic: Feature films
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 Turnbull, David; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
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Producer, Edward Barnes; director, David Turnbull; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editors, Phil Mutton and Hugh Tasman
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 Cowdy, Harry; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
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Producer, Edward Barnes; director, Harry Cowdy; writers, Dorothy Smith and Harry Cowdy; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editor, Ian Pitch; photographer, Hugh Miles ; singer, Bob Lynch
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; Carousel Films
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35 mm. version released in 1960 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Comedy films
Educational Films
May 30, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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Director, Peter Watkins
Topics: Culloden, Battle of (Scotland : 1746), Culloden, Battle of, Scotland, 1746, War
Educational Films
May 25, 2017 Tworkov, Jack. Camel who took a walk; Weston Woods Studios
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Producer, Morton Schindel; music, Arthur Kleiner
Topics: Animal films, Children's films
Educational Films
May 25, 2017 Feiffer, Jules; Soll, Ralph. pro; Taub, Ari. drt; Chodorov, Stephen. cmm; Leigh, Eric. pht; Ralph Soll-Ari Taub Productions
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Based on a story by Jules Feiffer
Topics: Competition (Psychology), Short films
Educational Films
May 25, 2017 Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Thomas, Wanda Clayton; Moore, Charles; Leister, Lee; Haas, Richard; Davis, Greg; University of Utah. Department of Speech. Oral Interpretation Workshop; KUED-TV (Television station : Salt Lake City, Utah)
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Lee Leister, Richard Haas, Greg Davis
Topics: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892, Poets, American
Educational Films
May 25, 2017 TeleCulture
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Originally released as Vater und Sohn: Das Gespenst (The Ghost) A ghost manages to scare the wits out of a park full of strollers, including Father. One of several essentially silent vignettes based upon the wordless cartoons  Father and Son  ( Vater und Sohn ) byn Erich Ohser (pseudonyrm: E. O. Plauen) .  View also: "Father & Son: The Good Samaritans" (LINK) About the source material: Father and Son was a generally wordless comic of five or six panels, in which the mustached...
Topics: Vater und Sohn, Erich Ohser, E. O. Plauen, silent film, german, comedy, ghost, Comedy
Educational Films
May 25, 2017 Thompson, E. Jane; Laurence, Karen; Suncoast Media, Inc
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Follows the beginning of a thirteen-year-old girl's transition from childhood to independence during a family visit to a great-aunt's lakeside cottage in 1964
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Teenage girls, Puberty, Sex instruction for girls
Educational Films
May 25, 2017 Guillaume, Robert; Turner, Frantz; Learning Corporation of America
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Frantz Turner, Robert Guillaume
Topics: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, African Americans
Educational Films
May 25, 2017 Baum, Thomas (Screenwriter) aus; Elikann, Larry S. drt; Kerwin, Lance, 1960- act; Eisenmann, Ike, 1962- act; Backus, Jim. act; Van Dyke, Jerry, 1931-2018. act; Robinson, Jean O. Strange, but wonderful, cosmic awareness of Duffy Moon; Daniel Wilson Productions; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
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Originally broadcast on the television series ABC afterschool specials in 1976. Originally produced in 1975
Topic: Humorous stories
Educational Films
May 23, 2017 Friends of the Earth; Texture Films, inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: California condor, Birds
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 Bethancourt, T. Ernesto. Dog days of Arthur Cane; Tahse, Martin; Thompson, Robert C. drt; Capital Cities Communications, Inc. (U.S.); ABC Video Enterprises; AIMS Media
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Based on the book by T. Ernesto Bethancourt
Topic: Feature films
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 Wombat Productions; TVS (Firm : Great Britain)
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Shows the adjustment of a handicapped boy who has no legs and how an ordinary skateboard gave him real mobility and access to the real world
Topic: Children with disabilities
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 TVOntario; Mideast Productions, Ltd; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Host, Richard Bulliet
Topics: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Religion
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Families, Social conditions
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 TVOntario
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Explains how the three major religions of the Middle East are differentiated into various smaller sects which compete for influence and souls. Seventh in a series of fourteen programs originally shown on television Intended audience: Junior high school through college students A foreign film (Canada)
Topics: Sects, Religion
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Islam, Islamic civilization, Civilization, Islamic
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 TVOntario; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp
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(Available for public performance.)
Topics: Petroleum industry and trade, Social history, Social conditions
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Seventeenth century
Educational Films
May 18, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topics: Civilization, Modern, Painting, Modern
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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With book by James Shenton
Topic: Discoveries in geography
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topic: Evolution
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 Malone, Adrian, producer, director; Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Producer and director, Adrian Malone; writer and narrator, Jacob Bronowski
Topic: Architecture
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; Malone, Adrian, producer, director; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topics: Mathematics, Harmony, Astronomy, Painting
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topic: Chemistry
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topics: Anthropology, Culture, Science and civilization
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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In Spanish
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Scientists, Science, Nuclear energy
Educational Films
May 16, 2017 Malone, Adrian, producer, director; Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Producer and director, Adrian Malone; writer and narrator, Jacob Bronowski
Topic: Human genetics
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 Bayberry Productions; Time-Life Films
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Presents the story of a 12-year-old boy's struggle to win the love of his new stepfather and adjust to the hardships of farm life in rural America of the early 1800's
Topic: Feature films
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Twelfth century
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Thirteenth century
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Technology
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
Educational Films
May 15, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topics: Eighteenth century, Art, Modern
Educational Films
May 5, 2017 Thompson, Brian, 1935-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Brian Thompson
Topics: Railroads, Travel
Educational Films
May 4, 2017 Shepherd, Jack. Adams chronicles; Coe, Fred; Mosel, Ted; Tolan, Michael. Narrator; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Presidents, Politics and government
Educational Films
May 4, 2017 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-, Producers and directors, African Americans
Educational Films
Apr 7, 2017 Thompson, Lillian
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Recorded from the Claremont Reading Conference
Topics: Reading (Preschool), Reading (Elementary), Books and reading, Children
Educational Films
Apr 7, 2017 Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Discusses current medical findings on the psychological and physiological effects of amphetamines, barbiturates, LSD, and marijuana
Topics: Drug addiction, Narcotics
Educational Films
Apr 7, 2017 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Examines the nature of schizophrenia through conversations with schizophrenics and the doctors who treat them. Also gives a cross section of researchers' views about the causes of schizophrenia
Topic: Schizophrenia
Educational Films
Mar 14, 2017 Thiebaud, Wayne; Doug Bailey Films; Patrician Films
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Shows how this style attempts to express some kind of dynamic movement; how expressionistic patterns are designed to give an almost glaring directness
Topic: Expressionism (Art)
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