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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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Shaping San Francisco
by Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue
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favorite 6

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excerpted from a documentary prepared by the Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue, showing the battles that took place in the late 1980s between anti-abortion direct action groups like OR, and women who defended clinics against them.
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Topics: abortion, women, Operation Rescue
Shaping San Francisco
by Bert Gould
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eye 4,420

favorite 13

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Pathe News newsreel footage of the first days of San Francisco's General Strike, stores and streets empty. Another similar newsreel.
Topics: Big Strike, 1934, newsreel
Shaping San Francisco
by Biker-X
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eye 8,377

favorite 5

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footage of the chaotic July 1997 ride in which Mayor Brown unleashed the police to attack bicyclists.
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Topics: bicycles, Critical Mass, police riot
Shaping San Francisco
by Biotic Baking Brigade
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eye 3,916

favorite 0

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Mayor Willie Brown is hit with 3 pies by activists of the Biotic Baking Brigade at a "Clean-up" event in Bayview/Hunter's Point.
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Topics: Willie Brown, Biotic Baking Brigade, pie-throwing
Orgone Archive
by Bray Productions
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eye 88

favorite 1

comment 0

Bobby Bumps Starts for School 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: school, animation, bray, orgone archive
Orgone Archive
by Burlingham Adventures
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eye 33

favorite 1

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An Arctic Hike on the Great Aletsch Glacier 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: Arctic, Hike, great Aletsch Glacier, orgone archive