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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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Educational Films
by Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Texture Films, inc
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With discussion gude
Topics: Sexual health, Sex (Psychology), Sex instruction
Educational Films
by Alda, Alan, 1936-; Thomas, Marlo; Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Women
Educational Films
by Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987. Becket; Teaching Film Custodians; Paramount Pictures Corporation
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Excerpts from Paramount's 1964 motion picture of the same title; prepared for educational use on the initiative of the American Historical Association
Topic: Thomas, à Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170
Educational Films
by Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Intended audience: Ages 16 through adult
Topics: Intertidal ecology, Mangrove ecology
Educational Films
by Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films; Time-Life Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Rivers, Stream ecology, Watersheds
Educational Films
by Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films; Time-Life Video
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Nature, Human ecology, Ecology
Educational Films
by 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
by 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
by 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
by Boleslavsky, Richard, 1889-1937; March, Fredric, 1897-1975; Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962; Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964; Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Misérables; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; United Artists Corporation
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Les Miserables Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryAn excerpt from the 1935 feature film of the same title. Based on Victor Hugo's novel. Tells the story of a paroled convict, Jean Valjean, who dedicates his life to helping others. Describes his encounter with police inspector Javert, an encounter which reveals the difference between law and justice. Discusses the system of lighting in television and demonstrates some of the limitations...
Topics: Feature Films-Excerpts, French literature., Authors, French.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Texture Films, inc
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Missing Hero Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Traces animal development through study of the baboon, the anthropoid ape, gibbon, orangutan, chimpanzee, and gorilla; showing the family and social life of these animals and the variation in brain power among them. Compares the most intelligent of these apes with man.
Topics: Wallenberg, Raoul, World War, 1939-1945, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Diplomats
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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Producers, John Freeman, Hugh Burnett
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Psychoanalysis
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topics: Eighteenth century, Art, Modern
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topics: Civilization, Modern, Painting, Modern
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Twelfth century
Educational Films
by 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
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Thirteenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Seventeenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Technology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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Documents the events, beginning with the uprising of 1916, that led to the formation of the Irish Republic as it is in the 20th century. Discusses contemporary troubles in northern Ireland
Topic: Easter Rising (Ireland : 1916)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Writer and narrator, Laurens Van der Post
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Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Psychoanalysts, Psychoanalysis
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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In Spanish
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Scientists, Science, Nuclear energy
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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The Crab Nebula Contrasts and compares the effect of two kinds of dam-building -- that done by beavers, and that done by human engineers. Points out how man is damaging the ecological balance of nature whereas the beaver is not.
Topics: Astronomy., Solar system.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topic: Evolution
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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A study of American folk art produced by itinerant American painters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Shows the simple, primitive, and naively charming style of these painters, and points out the influence of this style on artists in the 20th century Summary Surveys primitive art in the United States from 1775 to 1875, emphasizing objects in the Smithsonian collections and the art of the Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch collection. Includes samples of carved eagles,...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Primitivism in art, Painting, American, Painting, Colonial, United...
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Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Writer and narrator, Laurens van der Post
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Topic: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Surveys recent discoveries in the earth sciences which explain the movement of the continents and disclose other facts about the earth
Topic: Continental drift
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topic: Chemistry
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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A teacher-training film. Explains that a child's thinking is egocentric and that he decenters from this egocentric viewpoint by socialization with other children. Asserts that, to be meaningful, classroom activity must be geared to how children's minds work, so that they learn to think for themselves
Topics: Cognition in children, Cognition in children
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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In Spanish
Topics: Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, Physics
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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With book by James Shenton
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Discoveries in geography
Educational Films
by 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
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Ascent of Man: World Within World, Part 2 (1973) Explores the world within the atom and traces the history of the men and ideas that have made 20th century physics one of the great achievements of human imagination.
Topics: Physics, Atomic structure
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
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Title from producer's catalog
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Vietnam War (1961-1975), Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Educational Films
by 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
by 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
by 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
by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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Connections: 6 -- Thunder in  The Skies Summary Details the changes in building construction and energy usage which occurred when the climate of Europe changed dramatically in the 13th century. ./ia mhow the scarcity of firewood contributed to the invention of the steam engine, which was the predecessor of gasoline - powered engines.
Topics: Technology, Architecture and climate
Educational Films
by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Technology, Inventions, Printing
Educational Films
by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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Connections 7 -- the Long Chain Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Traces the connection between 17th century mercantile competitio./iahe development of a coal - tar pitch to protect ship hulls, and the creation of waterproofed clothing, gaslight lamps, and nylon. Number 7 of the series.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Technology
Educational Films
by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
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Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Technology, Atomic bomb
Educational Films
by Butts, Jerry, 1945-; Transworld International, Inc; Pyramid Films, inc
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favorite 3

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Also issued as videocassette
Topic: Flying discs (Game)
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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Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch
Topics: Fanaticism, Prejudices, History
Educational Films
by Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984; Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893; Duquette, Tony; Robbie, Seymour
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Telecast on ABC-TV on December 13, 1968
Topics: Meyer, Lynda, Mills, Hayley, San Francisco Ballet, Beauty and the beast (Choreographic work :...
Educational Films
by 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
by 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
by 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
by 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
by De Merrsemen-Warren, Susan; Turiel, Elliot; Davidson Films
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Dr. Susan De Merrsemen-Warren and Dr. Elliot Turiel interview and test children from the age of four until early adulthood in order to examine their concepts of sharing, fairness, justice, and other attitudes linked to the process of moral development
Topics: Moral education, Moral development, Ability
Educational Films
by Dolan, Josephine A; Telstar Productions
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Discusses basic human needs, major problems of community health, and solutions to health problems, including folk medicine, the nurse, occult practices, the shaman, and approved social customes. Lecture by Josephine Dolan, R.n., M.S. From the Nursing in Society series
Topics: Nursing, Primitive societies
Educational Films
by Dolan, Josephine A; Telstar Productions
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General historical background traces developments in biological and physical science and medicine: physiology, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, and public health. Lecture by Josephine Dolan, R.N., M.S. From the Nursing in Society series
Topic: Nursing
Educational Films
by Echeverria, Diego; Terra Productions
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Directed by Diego Echeverria
Topics: Economic history, International relations
Educational Films
by Einon, Geoff; Toates, F. M. (Frederick M.); Open University; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Media Guild
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Speakers, Geoff Einon, Frederick Toates
Topic: Neurophysiology
Educational Films
by 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
by 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
by Friends of the Earth; Texture Films, inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: California condor, Birds
Educational Films
by Graham, Martha; Kroll, Nathan; Hammid, Alexander; Taylor, Paul, 1930-; Ross, Bertram, 1920-; Rembrant Films
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Martha Graham, Betram Ross, Paul Taylor
Topic: Modern dance
Educational Films
by Greene, Sparky; Titan Films
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Summary: Arthur Lydiard is a distinguished athletics coach who has trained some of the world's best long distance runners. Photographed on location in New Zealand, this film takes a look at his training methods as applied to runners like Heather Thompson, John Walker, Jack Foster and Max Telford. Lydiard himself comments on the principles behind his techniques and the athletes talk about their motivation, experiences and rewards. All four are seen in action and the beautiful New Zealand...
Topics: Jogging., Running.
Educational Films
by 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
by 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
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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
Educational Films
by Killiam, Paul; Turell, Saul J; Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948. Intolerance; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Title is from container
Educational Films
by Koplin, Mert; Grinker, Charles; Time-Life Films
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Presents public remarks by Adam Clayton Powell which express the philosophy of the New York politican concerning race relations
Topics: Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr., 1908-1972, Race relations
Educational Films
by Korty, John; Time-Life Films
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Presents a portrait of Imogen Cunningham, the pioneer portrait photographer, using interviews, candid footage of the artist, and a generous look at her work
Topic: Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976
Educational Films
by Lamb, Derek; Thomas, Gayle
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Executive producer, Derek Lamb; author Gayle Thomas; music, Keith Tedman
Topic: Children's films
Educational Films
by Landau, Ely; Belafonte, Harry, 1927-; Dee, Ruby; Gazzara, Ben, 1930-2012; Heston, Charlton; Jones, James Earl; Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994; Newman, Paul, 1925-2008; Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor; Martin Luther King Foundation; Commonwealth United Entertainment, Inc; Texture Films, inc
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Hosts: Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Sidney Lumet, Joseph Limankiewicz, Paul Newman, Anthony Quinn, Clarence Williams III, Joanne Woodward
( 1 reviews )
Topics: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, African Americans, Race discrimination, Civil rights, Human...
Educational Films
by Last, Brenda; Johnson, Nicholas, 1934-; Francis, Janet; Barbieri, Margaret; Symons, Oliver; Blair, David; Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891. Coppélia. Selections; Thames Television, ltd; Royal Ballet; Media Guild
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Introducer and narrator, David Blair
Topics: Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891, Coppélia (Delibes, Léo), Ballet
Educational Films
by Laybourne/Lemle Inc; WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.); Time-Life Video
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Producer/Director, Martin Ostraw
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Television broadcasting of news
Educational Films
by Laybourne/Lemle Inc; WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.); Time-Life Video
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Computers and the future -- Photography -- Soap operas -- TV news -- Language -- Political spots -- Design -- Soundaround
Topic: Mass media
Educational Films
by Laybourne/Lemle Inc; WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.); Time-Life Video
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Producer/Director, Mickey Lemle
Topics: Photographers, Photography, Photographs, Photography, Artistic
Educational Films
by Malone, Adrian, producer, director; Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topic: Astronomy
Educational Films
by 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
by 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
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Topics: Human anatomy, Intellect, Human evolution, Science