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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 Bibic, Vladimir; Barr Films
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Topics: Economic history, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Bunting, Eve, 1928-
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"How many days to America?" a little girl asks repeatedly as the small boat in which her family has fled their village crosses the open ocean. But it is her older brother who recalls the details of the night the soldiers came, the family's secret departure and the difficulties, dangers and disappointments experienced on the voyage. When this family and the others are allowed to land and are made welcome at a generously spread table, "What day is this?" a woman asks." It...
Topic: Thanksgiving Day
Educational Films
by Caza, Ginnette; Beyers, Charlotte K; Ranen, Aron; LeBlanc, Michel; Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange Collection - York University; Magic Lantern Communications Ltd
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Produced in collaboration with Manitoba Educational Television
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Topics: AIDS (Disease), AIDS (Disease) in children
Educational Films
by Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse; Churchill Films
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Robert Oliveri, Britt Leach, Karen Black, Ray Walston
Topic: Mice
Educational Films
by Couelle, Marcia. pro; Dufaux, Guy, 1943- drt; Pathé cinéma (France); Société nationale de programme France-Régions; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
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Editors, Fracoise Hubert, Guy Dufaux
Topic: Rivers
Educational Films
by Fatio, Louise. Happy lion; Rembrandt Films, New York; Macmillan Films
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Based on the book of the same title by Louise Fatio
Topics: Children's films, Lion
Educational Films
by Heine, Helme. Na warte, sagte Schwarte. English; Weston Woods Studios; Krʹathʹy Film Praha; Churchill Films
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Based on: The pigs' wedding / written and illustrated by Helme Heine
Topics: Children's films, Pigs, Weddings
Educational Films
by Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Danny and the dinosaur; Weston Woods Studios
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Animation camera, Wolf Ferro ; editing, Jan Mack ; voices, Ruis Woertendyke, Peter Prinstein ; music, Carl Schurtz
Topics: Animated films, Dinosaurs
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
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Topic: stranger danger
Educational Films
by Levchuk, Helen; Bullfrog Films; National Film Board of Canada
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Based on: The Dingles / Helen Levchuk ; illustrated by John Bianchi
Topic: Cats
Educational Films
by Levenson, George; Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
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Based on the book by Eleanor Coerr
Topics: Sasaki, Sadako, 1943-1955, Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945), Atomic bomb victims,...
Educational Films
by O'Brien, Edel; Asch, Frank. Bread and honey; Landmark Films
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Colin Wyse, Catherine Byrne, Sean Madden
Topic: Children's films
Educational Films
by Pyramid Film & Video
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This film uses colorful close-up and time-lapse photography to teach students about butterflies
Topic: Butterflies
Educational Films
by Pyramid Film & Video
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This film uses colorful close-up and time-lapse photography to teach students about butterflies
Topic: Butterflies
Educational Films
by Robert C. Peters
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This is part one of a two part program.  Part two, War and Hope, can be viewed here (LINK). Based on the novel by Irene Hunt
Topic: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Educational Films
by Robert C. Peters
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This is part two of a two part program.  Part one, A Time To Choose, can be viewed here (LINK). Based on the novel by Irene Hunt Written and directed by Kevin Meyer ; producer, Robert C. Peters
Topic: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Educational Films
by Ruzzin, Mark; Richardson, Anne
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Director, Mark Ruzzin; writer, Anne Richardson; director of photography, Jim Fealy
Topic: Automobiles
Educational Films
by Samson, Will; Shenandoah Film Productions
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Narrated by Native American Will Sampson
Topics: Indian philosophy, Indians of North America
Educational Films
by Slate, Lane; Stella, Frank; Poons, Larry; Rose, Norman; National Educational Television; Indiana University. Instructional Support Services
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Artists: Frank Stella and Larry Poons An introduction to the abstract expressionism of Jack Tworkov. Includes his thoughts about his work, along with a description of the events that led him to be an artist. Illustrates the production of what he calls his organic form or shape by taking a straight line and changing its contour while keeping the line's origin and end points the same. From the USA series.
Topics: Stella, Frank, Poons, Larry, Art, Abstract, Artists
Educational Films
by Survival Anglia Ltd; Benchmark Films
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Topics: Ecology, Natural history
Educational Films
by 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
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Topics: Teenage girls, Puberty, Sex instruction for girls
Educational Films
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