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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 Adams, Brandon; Jelks, Vaughn; Coronet/MTI Film and Video; Learning Corporation of America; Advanced American Communications, Inc
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Brandon Adams, Vaughn Jelks
Topic: Cats
Educational Films
by Anderson, Robert, 1912- drt; Jackson, Stanley, 1914-1981. pro; National Film Board of Canada; Canada. Department of National Health and Welfare
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eye 197

favorite 6

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National Film Board Archive Collection
Topic: Senile dementia
Educational Films
by Arthur M. Sackler Foundation; Janus Productions; Janus Films
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Museums
Educational Films
by Bird, Lance; Johnson, Tom; Robards, Jason; Hirson, Kate
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The World of Tomorrow Reel 2 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.), New York World's Fair, Exhibitions, Documentary...
Educational Films
by Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993; John McGreevy Productions; Nielsen-Ferns Ltd
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Also issued as videocassette
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993, Travel
Educational Films
by 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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eye 1,605

favorite 16

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Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch
Topics: Fanaticism, Prejudices, History
Educational Films
by Communications Group West; John Wiley & Sons
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Director and writer, Mallory Pearce
Topics: Cytology, Life
Educational Films
by Davis, Gerald L; Shanagawa, Ernest; Jesus, Carlos de; Cleveland, E. E., 1897?-; Anthropology Film Center Foundation
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Producer, Gerald L. Davis ; scriptwriters, Gerald L. Davis, Ernest Shanagawa ; directors, Ernest Shanagawa, Carlos de Jesus
Topics: Preaching, African American clergy, African Americans, Body language
Educational Films
by Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883; Jacobs, Lewis; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Raven; Films Incorporated
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eye 633

favorite 9

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Engravings by Gustave Dore, music by Maurice Ravel
Topic: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Educational Films
by Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr., 1909-2000; Janus Films
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Narrator: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr
Topic: Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977
Educational Films
by FilmFair Communications; John Wiley & Sons
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Also issued in super-8 mm. cassette Consultant, T. E. Pengelley; production adviser, Solomon Kaplan Summary Points out that taboos surrounding venereal disease keep young people from getting proper treatment. Emphasizes the confidential nature of treatment at a clinic and shows the work of.a contact investigator with patients. Portrays the examination of patients and discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment for gonorrhea and syphilis.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexual hygiene
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by FilmFair Communications; John Wiley & Sons
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eye 820

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Also issued in super-8 mm. cassette
Topic: Contraception
Educational Films
by Films Incorporated; Janus Films
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eye 283

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Producers, Saul Turell and Jeff Lieberman. Written by Saul Turell, Jeff Lieberman and Lois Katz
Topics: Museums, Occupations
Educational Films
by Fouracre, Ronald. drt pro; Shaw, Peter. pro; Chedd, Graham. aus; Vaughan, Paul. nrt; Crick, Francis, 1916-2004. ive; Watson, James D., 1928- ive; Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994. ive; Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004. ive; VSM Productions; John Wiley & Sons
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Narrator, Paul Vaughan
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Topics: DNA, Molecular biology, Crystallography
Educational Films
by Freitag, Cynthia; Spier, Peter; Jorden, Owen; Rovics, Howard; Krasilovsky, Phyllis. Cow who fell in the canal; Weston Woods Studios
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eye 1,505

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"Iconographic" (drawn, camera-scanned, not animated)
Topics: Children's films, Cows
Educational Films
by Gass, I. G. (Ian Graham); Jenkyns, Hugh C; Mckenzie, Dan, Dr; Firstbrook, P. L
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eye 227

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Introduced by Ian Gass, Open University ; Speakers: Dr Dan Mckenzie, University of Cambridge and Dr Hugh Jenkyns, University of Oxford
Topics: Submarine geology, Paleoceanography, Sea-floor spreading
Educational Films
by Girvin, Dick. Producer; Gilbert Altschul Productions; Journal Films, inc
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With teacher's guide
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Navajo Indians, Family
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Goldberg/Werrenrath Productions; Journal Films, inc
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eye 1,110

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With teacher's guide Reviews the different energy sources and indicates the length of time they will suffice. Considers the possibility of solutions to the energy crisis in future developments which may some day provide unlimited power to meet the needs Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Reviews the different energy sources and indicates the length of time we may be able to depend on them. Shows the possibility of solutions and...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Power resources, Energy and matter, Energy resources, Business...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Hughes, Peter. Emperor's oblong pancake; John Wilson Productions; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Based on the story of the same title by Peter Hughes
Educational Films
by 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
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
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
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
by J. Gary Mitchell Film Company
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eye 1,367

favorite 9

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CLICK HERE FOR STUDY GUIDE Can a woman prevent a rape attack? Rape is one of the nation’s most common crimes of violence. Yet myths about its causes, about the rapist and worse, about how a woman should deal with a rape/assault situation are widespread. RAPE: A PREVENTIVE INQUIRY gives practical advice women can use to decrease their chances of being raped, and gives survival alternatives in case an attack occurs.  For rape crisis centers, social service agencies, women’s groups, crime...
Topics: Rape, sexual assault, assault, self defense
A/V Geeks
by J. Gary Mitchell Film Company
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A young boy takes a fantasy trip to the "Land of Lessons" where Professor Sir Hillary Von Carp and two frogs named What and Tadoo teach him how to protect himself from strangers with four basic rules: Say No, Get Away, Tell Someone and Sometimes, Yell. Combing live action and puppets, in a humorous, but straight-forward look at the lures strangers use to entice children and the "un-oh feeling" they could experience  with certain touches even from people they know
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: stranger danger
Educational Films
by J.D. Feigelson
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favorite 4

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One of the Missing Part 2 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Deals with the bizarre fate of a sharpshooter in the Civil War. Based on the story One Of The Missing by Ambrose Bierce.
Topics: Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?, Short films
Educational Films
by Jablon, Andrew; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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eye 411

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Animated films, Shoes, Boots, Stories without words
Educational Films
by Jackson, Doug
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Camera, Savas Kalogeras ; original music, Neil Chotem
Educational Films
by Jackson, Gordon, 1923-1990; Marlborough Day Hospital (London, England)
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"Made with the cooperation of the Marlborough Day Hospital, St. John's Wood, London." Date is production date Summary Describes the work of Dr Joshua Bierer, who extended the day-hospital concept for treatment of emotionally disturbed children. Depicts the center's facilities and the basic idea behind it.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Marlborough Day Hospital (London, England), Child Development...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Jacob Grimm; DEFA
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eye 1,699

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Little Red Riding Hood An animated version of the Brothers Grimm tale about Little Red Riding Hood who, in defiance of a promise to her mother, strays off the path to her grandmother's house to play in the woods. She is tricked by a wolf, but saved in the knick of time by a hunter. Little Red Riding Hood promises never to disobey her mother again. For primary grades. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Tells the story of Little Red...
Topics: Educational Film, Children's literature, Animated films, Fairy tales
Educational Films
by James Agee Film Project
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Agee, James, 1909-1955, Authors, American
Educational Films
by James, Henry, 1843-1916. Jolly corner; Learning in Focus, inc
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An adaptation of the story of the same title by Henry James
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Feature films
Educational Films
by Jampel, Barbara
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Title on container: Labor of love : childbirth without violence
Topics: Delivery, Obstetric, Natural Childbirth
Educational Films
by Janiak, Lawrence
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Chemicals and developing processes are applied directly to film, without use of a camera. A variety of images, increasing in tempo and complexity, create a theme of disintegration
Topic: Experimental films
Educational Films
by Janis, Irving L. (Irving Lester), 1918-1990. Victims of groupthink; CRM Productions
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Producer, director, and writer, Steven Katten
Topics: Decision making, Conformity, Social groups
Educational Films
by Janov, Arthur; Document Associates
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Presents psychiatrist Arthur Janov's theory concerning primal therapy for use with neurotics. Contains excerpts of actual therapy sessions
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Topic: Primal therapy
Educational Films
by Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)
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Traces the development of Shinto to the present day. Shows ancient ritual sites still used today as well as some major shrines. Also portrays great works of Shinto religious art
Topics: Shinto, Shinto shrines, Shinto art
Educational Films
by Jaworski, John, 1945-; Open University; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Media Guild
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favorite 11

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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Group theory
Educational Films
by Jefferson Productions; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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The Vice Presidency  Summary Studies the rights and duties of the vice president and the men who have served in that capacity, from John Adams to Richard Nixon.
Topic: Vice-Presidents
Educational Films
by Jensen, Gordon D; University of Washington. School of Medicine
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Live Title on archival film record: Development of the infantile psychosis Summary Records the activities of a psychotic child in a nursery school setting with scenes./iom his earlier childhood selected from family home movies.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Home, Family
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Jerald F TerHorst; Elliott Sluhan Productions.; Wombat Productions.
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A look at the airplanes called Air Force One and the presidents who flew in them, from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. Includes historical footage. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: U.s. Presidency., U.s. Air Force.
Educational Films
by Jersey, Bill; Exxon Corporation; Essentia
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Produced by Bill Jersey for Exxon
Topic: Solar energy
Educational Films
by Jester Inc; Churchill Films
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eye 449

favorite 11

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Dreams, Cookery, Pancakes, waffles, etc
A/V Geeks
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
Educational Films
by Joan Konner; National Broadcasting Company.; Films Incorporated.
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Examines current methods for the disposal of radioactive waste. Shows the growing pileup of radioactive waste and the lack of safe and satisfactory means for its disposal. Producer, writer, and director, Joan Konner; camera, Houston Hall, et al. ; film editors, George Johnson, Clay Cassell ; electronic music, Pril Smiley ; consultants, Harry Woolf, Howard Seliger.
Topics: Cancer., Public health., Refuse And Refuse Disposal., Nuclear Physics., Atomic Energy., Radiation.,...
Educational Films
by Jodoin, René, direction; Blackburn, Maurice, 1914-1988, music; Fletcher, Trevor, research; National Film Board of Canada, production company, distributor
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Running time: 03:21
Topic: Square
Educational Films
by Johanson, George, 1928-; Kennedy, Manson
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Produced by printmaker George Johanson and filmmaker Manson Kennedy
Topics: Etching, Intaglio printing
Educational Films
by John Coltrane Quartet; National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by NET Music by the John Coltrane Quartet Summary Explores the relationship of the Bla.k policeman to other blacks by interviewing those on both sides in New York City and Los Angeles. Points out that some see Black police officers as representing a white system badly in need of change while other Blacks accuse the Black cop of seeking only the instant authority that comes with a badge.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, African American police, Police-community relations, Civil rights,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by John Ferno, Julian Roffman
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Stark, realistic documentary showing poorly educated "mountain peoples" living in poverty and stricken with disease. Their solace comes in strong family bonds and the prospect of improved educational opportunities. (Prelinger, Rick. "The Field Guide to Sponsored Films." San Francisco: NFPF, 2006) Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film. Summary Doc./ents the gap between the everyday needs of a particular southern rural community...
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Topics: Sponsored Film, Appalachian, Poverty, Community life, Educational attitude and adjustment, Clinical...
Educational Films
by John H. Secondari Productions; Learning Corporation of America
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eye 535

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With teacher's guide
Topic: Railroads
Educational Films
by John Wiley & Sons
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Writer, Harold M. McNair; consultant, James M. Miller
Topic: Chromatographic analysis
Educational Films
by John Wiley & Sons
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Consultants, Oscar T. Owre, Raymond F. Dasmann
Topic: Ecology
Educational Films
by John Wiley & Sons
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Credits: Writer, Ian A. Boyd; editor, Michael Packard Shows how the electrical impulses produced by movement and tension of a muscle are transmitted to and received from the nervous system. Demonstrates the techniques for isolating a muscle spindle and keeping it alive outside the body
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Electrophysiology, Muscles
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by John Wiley & Sons
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With guide
Topic: Chromatographic analysis
Educational Films
by Johnny Stevens Films
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eye 115

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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Compulsive eaters, Compulsive eating, Eating disorders, Food habits
Educational Films
by Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975. Picture for Harold's room; Weston Woods Studios
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Based on the book of the same title by Crockett Johnson
Topics: Animated films, Children's films
Educational Films
by Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938; Will Vinton Productions; Billy Budd Films
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Creation, American poetry, Spirituals (Songs)
Educational Films
by Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Cronkite, Walter; CBS News; Carousel Films
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Produced by CBS
Topics: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973, Presidents, Politics and government
Educational Films
by Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005; Fort Worth Productions
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Title from data sheet
Educational Films
by Johnston, Ron; Romer, John; Scorer, Mischa; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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FFH 867
Topics: Bible, Civilization, Ancient, Study skills
Educational Films
by Johnston, Ron; Romer, John; Scorer, Mischa; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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FFH 866
Topics: Bible, Civilization, Ancient, Study skills
Educational Films
by Jones, Roger R; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University
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eye 252

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Speakers, Charles Kurland, George Stoffler
Topic: Ribosomes
Educational Films
by Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
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eye 275

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Introduction by Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Topics: Children with mental disabilities, Medical ethics, Sterilization, Reproductive, Ethics,...
A/V Geeks
by Josten
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A motivational speaker talks to high school students about how great their experiences are - followed by a short ad for Josten class rings and yearbooks.
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Topic: motivational speech
Educational Films
by Journal Films, inc
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A four-part workshop designed to help supervisors and workers recognize personality traits that are detrimental to output and morale. Presented against a background of realistic work situations, with suggested questions for follow-up discussion
Topics: Juvenile films., Career education, Personality, CAREER AWARENESS.
Educational Films
by Journal Films, inc
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A four-part workshop designed to help supervisors and workers recognize personality traits that are detrimental to output and morale. Presented against a background of realistic work situations, with suggested questions for follow-up discussion
Topics: Industrial Management., Business: Coaching, Counseling, Evaluation.
Educational Films
by Journal Films, inc
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Introduction to basic concepts about the ocean: why is it salty? How big is it? What causes waves? What creatures live in the ocean? Why is the ocean important?
Topics: Oceanography, Marine ecology
Educational Films
by Judicial Conference of the United States
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eye 112

favorite 2

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VHS format
Topics: Gibbons, Thomas, 1757-1826, Ogden, Aaron, 1756-1839, Interstate commerce
Educational Films
by Judith Crawley
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eye 486

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Based on the book of the same title by W.T. Cummings Tells the story of a prim village school teacher and her nocturnal adventures in a red sports car. BEGINNING OF FILM MISSING
Topics: Teachers, Automobiles, Racing
Educational Films
by Judson, Stephen; Raley, Ron; Smith, Irby; Poledouris, Basil; Schmidt, Warren H; CRM/McGraw-Hill Films
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eye 376

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Michael Leboeuf, Edward T. Hall, Malcolm B. Northrup, Ferro Pagliai II, Patricia B. Wyskocil
Topic: Time management
Educational Films
by Julber, Eric; Nash, Roderick; WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.); National Geographic Society (U.S.); National Geographic Society (U.S.). Educational Services
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eye 677

favorite 3

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Title from data sheet
Topics: National parks and reserves, Conservation of natural resources, Environmental protection
Educational Films
by Julia, Raul; Streep, Meryl; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew; New York Shakespeare Festival Productions; Films Incorporated
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eye 4,139

favorite 10

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Streep, Meryl, Julia, Raul
Educational Films
by Julie Leavy Association for Help of Retarded Children
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Director, Biff Boyle; writer, Harold Salemson; camera, Mike Steinfeld
Topic: People with mental disabilities
Educational Films
by Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Depicts the travels of psychologist Carl Gustav Jung and explains the development of his major theories and concepts. Discusses the collective unconscious, the psychology of types, the psyche in space and time and the importance of myth and intuition to the complete man. Part of a series that examines Jung's life and work, presented by Laurens van der Post, a friend of Jung's for 15 years. Shows how a married couple deals with the birth of their first child. Examines some of the problems and...
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Topic: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
Educational Films
by Junior High School Council
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Live Date is production date Summary Describes an auditory screening method known as the distraction technique, which must be learned from an experienced teacher and ./ia meed under close supervision.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Tests, Child, Infant, Teaching methods and...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; Werrenrath, Reinald, Jr; Journal Films, inc
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Martin Luther King Jr: A Man of Peace Uses examples of works by Picasso, Klee, Mondrian, Cezanne, and other modern artists to illustrate their refusal to believe that painting and sculpture should mirror visible reality. Discusses their aim to discover the true reality which is hidden by appearances.
Topic: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968