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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 Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Circulating Film Library; International Film Seminars (Firm); Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Harvard Film Archive, projection print somewhat scratched, HFA Item no: 9675. From The Amos Vogel Annenberg School of Communications Collection Running time on release was 16 minutes, Cf. OCLC website July 13th, 2009 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Shows the destruction brought to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by two atomic bombs in August, 1945. Uses original footage.
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, World War (1939-1945), Political violence in mass media, World War,...
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Educational Films
by Boulton-Hawker Films, ltd; International Film Bureau
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eye 3,426

favorite 53

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Producer, D. C. Chipperfield Surveys the early development of mankind in Europe, showing aspects of the paleolithic period, followed by a look at the tools and culture of the mesolithic, neolithic, stone, bronze, and iron ages Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Relates the story of the probable development of man based on agreed archeological deductions. Shows products, tools and progress by periods to the Roman rule.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Prehistoric peoples, Europe, Prehistoric times, Archeology, History
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Educational Films
by Bryan, Julien Hequembourg; International Film Foundation
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A Julien Bryan production The working Russian has only in recent years had time for leisure activities. Now, as shown in this film, Russians enjoy sports and amusement parks, visit museums, enroll in adult education classes, read, and travel to resorts. From the Russia Today series Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Recreation
Educational Films
by Bryan, Julien Hequembourg; International Film Foundation
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eye 52

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A Julien Bryan production The working Russian has only in recent years had time for leisure activities. Now, as shown in this film, Russians enjoy sports and amusement parks, visit museums, enroll in adult education classes, read, and travel to resorts. From the Russia Today series
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Recreation
Educational Films
by Calvin Productions; International Film Bureau
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eye 972

favorite 11

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Shows how an eighth grade teacher adjusts her teaching to the reading skills of her students after using a standardized group test to obtain information about their skills. Discusses the criteria used in the selection of an appropriate test, the administration of the test, the reliability of a test, and the interpretation of the results
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Kansas City (Mo.), Educational tests and measurements
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Educational Films
by Cheharbakhshi, Henry; International Film Bureau
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favorite 84

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Illustrates some of the basic terms and techniques used in film editing Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures
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Educational Films
by Ford Foundation. TV-Radio Workshop; I.Q. Films
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eye 6,099

favorite 18

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Originally telecast on the television program Omnibus
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
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Educational Films
by Hitchcock, John Thayer, 1917-; Hitchcock, Patricia J; International Film Bureau
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Shows the work of a cultural anthropologist in the Bhuji River Valley of Nepal by examining a five-month expedition. Includes views of activities in the village and of the culture of the valley
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Antiquities
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Educational Films
by Hitchcock, John Thayer, 1917-; International Film Bureau
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Produced by John Hitchcock Depicts from a single high-status farmer's position some of the problems encountered in a stressful environment. In Musuri, Bhuji Khola, Nepal, one of the most serious problems is collecting leaf fodder for cattle in an overgrazed area.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Agriculture
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Educational Films
by Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
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favorite 19

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Writer, George Vuke; consultant, Harper Follansbee; photographers, Tom Held, George Vuke Examines the streaming of cytoplasm in single celled animals, diffusion, and both open and closed internal circulatory systems of more complex animals Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Biological transport
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington
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A dramatization of the John Peter Zenger case of 1734. After Zenger printed a story about corruption in the New York royal governor's administration, his press was destroyed and he was arrested. Alexander Hamilton, Zenger's counsel, successfully defended him and established the precedent of freedom of the press. From the Cavalcade of America series Summary Adapted from the 1953 Cavalcade of America TV program. Portrays the libel trial of John Peter Zenger, colonial publisher who dared to...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zenger, John Peter, 1697-1746, Trials (Seditious libel), Freedom of...
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington
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favorite 14

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Living chick embryos and perspective drawings illustrate early development of the amnion, chorion, yolk sac, and allantois. Describes amnion contractions, yolk sac folds and blood vessels, yolk sac withdrawal, and later interrelationships among the four membranes, including chorioallantoic membrane formation. From the Developmental Anatomy of Vertebrates series Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Uses drawings and photomicrography to...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Birds, Mammals, Animal anatomy, Animal body growth and development
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington
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Profiles William Penn's early life in England when he opposed parliamentary limitation on freedom of religion. Tells of his conversion to the Quakers and of his plan to found the colony of Pennsylvania. From the Cavalcade of America series Summary An excerpt from the 'CALVALCADE OF AMERICA' television program. Recounts the story of William Penn, who through his father's close association with King Charles II and the Duke of York obtains a grant of land in the American colonies where he...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Penn, William, 1644-1718, Biography (Persons), Television programs,...
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington
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Sequences from A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield show adaptations of Dickens' writing to the motion picture medium and demonstrate his mastery of character delineation Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents sequences from 'A TALE OF TWO CITIES,' 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL,' 'GREAT EXPECTATIONS' and 'DAVID COPPERFIELD' in order to study the adaptation of Dickens' writings to the screen.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, Characters and characteristics,...
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Author and editor, George Vuke; photographers, George Vuke, Tom Held Compares the digestive systems of a variety of phyla, examining digestive cavities and organs Summary Shows the variety of ways animals obtain food and the types of digestive cavities. Discusses peristalisus, gizzards and villi.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Digestive organs, Animal anatomy, Zoology
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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With guide, manual, and filmstrip Educational authors, Clarence Flaten, Theodore Torrey Summary Traces heart development in the early chick embryo./ia metadata deive streak stage to changes in the shape and pulse rate. Studies the effects of the development of the truncus, ventricle and sino - atrial region on the rate of the heartbeat.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Heart, Birds, Animal body growth and development
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Author and editor, George Vuke; photographers, George Vuke, Tom Held Compares the excretory systems of a variety of phyla. Points out principal excretory organs and shows the excretory organs in a dissected dog Summary Discusses the excretory organs of animals, including the paramecia, amoebae, hydra, planaria, earthworm, grasshopper, crayfish, frog and dog.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Excretory organs, Animal anatomy, Animal excretory system, Zoology
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Senses and sensation, Eye, Human nose and throat, Human nervous...
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Educational Films
by Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht; Public Media, inc; Films Incorporated
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Edited version of the motion picture made by Institut für Film und Bild, Munich Contrasts city and suburban life in Argentina through scenes of gauchos and ranch life, scientific farming methods, and examples of Spanish architecture and furnishings Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Describes the ranch life on a beef ranch. S./ia metchos working with the herd and the use of scientific farming methods. Contrasts the affluence and...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Ranch life, Gauchos, South America, Community life, Livestock
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Educational Films
by Institute for International Order. World Law Fund; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Previously issued under the title The hat
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Peace, Disarmament, International organization
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Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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The female kangaroo produces one young every eight months. This procedure is carefully diagrammed, filmed, and commented upon. Cycle includes year round breeding and a double uterus in the mother, a 33-day gestation period, birth, a long climb for the furless, blind embryo into the pouch where it spends six months developing eyes and hind legs Junior high through adult
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Red kangaroo, Kangaroos
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Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Based on the Eine Knoop-Film production entitled Der Mensch und seine Tiere
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, German language, Animals
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Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Second edition With student handbook by Harmut Steinecke and W. Gregor Heggen Summary A German language film. Surveys areas of Heidelberg, such as the Autobahn, a market place, city hall, main street, Academy of Art and Music, Academy of Science, hotels, schools, Philosoph./ia meta and Castle Garden.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, German language, Travel, Germany
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Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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With guide Introduces the basic techniques of motion picture making by following a young director through the production of a short film. Demonstrates the planning, shooting, and editing of the film; explains the functions of various crew members, and their roles in bringing about a finished film
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures
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Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Review of Down's syndrome includes general characteristics and findings in the area of genetics at the time the film was made. Covers first diagnosis and the guidance and help offered by professionals in the field of child mental retardation. C. Ross and R. Koch
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Down syndrome
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Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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A case study is used to demonstrate the psychological evaluation of children who cannot be examined by usual verbal-dependent tests because of age, physical handicaps, or foreign language. Includes an overview of Gesell Development Scales, Leiter International Performance Scale, parts of Merrill-Palmer Scale, and Peabody Vocabulary Test. K. Fishler, R. Koch, and C.J. Ross Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Psychometrics, Developmental psychology, Psychological testing, Tests...
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Educational Films
by Isaacs, Asher, 1902-1963; Slesinger, Reuben E., joint author
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Bibliography: p. 439-442 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Uses animation to explain the causes of ocean tides, showing the effect of centrifugal force and the gravitational attraction of the sun and the moon on the waters. Discusses the uses of the ocean tides and points out that the activities of man must be planned to fit the rhythm of the tides.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Industrial policy, Oceanography, Earth sciences
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Educational Films
by Ivens, Joris, 1898-1989. drt
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Note: Purchased under a grant from the Sidney Myer Charity Trust This is one of a 12 part series filmed with official approval in direct-cinema mode during the Cultural Revolution. The filmmakers sought to achieve a certain intimacy with their subjects by living at the locations. This part gives a view of army life in which officers eat with the men and the soldiers and their wives work in factories, community and cultural activities. For an alternative view of the Cultural Revolution see...
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: An Army Camp, Educational Film, Military education, Military camps, Social...
Educational Films
by Ivory, James; Film Images, inc
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Uses Indian music and Moghul and Rajput miniature paintings in presenting four facets in the the thinking of India: the courtly life during the reign of the Turkoman Muslim conqueror Emperor Akbar; the saintly life of the yogin and the respect shown the true ascetic; the spiritual meaning of romantic love between man and woman; and the adored divine bridegroom, which is one of the symbols as represented by the Lord Krishna Narrator, James Ivory
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Intellectual life
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Educational Films
by Iwanami Eiga Seisakujo; Film Associates
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With study guide Explains the function of flowers in the life cycle of the plant. Includes an analysis of the basic parts of the flower, the structure of a pollen grain, and the process of fertilization Summary Explores the function of flowers in the life cycle of a plant. Investigates a flower's stamens and pistils after identifying th./iasic parts of a flower. Uses microscope to illustrate the structure of a pollen grain.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Flowers, Fertilization of plants, Plant life cycles
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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,...
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Educational Films
by National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by NET Views the political and legal career and personal philosophy of Earl Warren Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Discusses the political career and personal philosophy of Earl Warren.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Warren, Earl, 1891-1974, Series: The Warren Years (1969), Philosophy
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Educational Films
by National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Produced by NET Looks at the rehabilitation of persons afflicted with total or partial loss of speech under a new program at the University of Chicago. Explains the language modalities test, and instrument designed to diagnose the level of speech loss in aphasics, developed by Dr. Wepman, professor of psychology and surgery at the University of Chicago. From the Spectrum series Summary Pictures stroke victims and others afflicted with aphasia, the total or partial loss of speech. Explains the...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Aphasia, Speech therapy, Neurological disorders, Physical...
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Educational Films
by National Film Board of Canada; International Tele-Film Enterprises
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Credits: Producer, director and script, Gene Feldman; music, the Eric Turkel Quartet; photographer, Richard Francis; film editor, Michael Weiner French version released under title: On y touche presque tous Summary Probes into the social and psychological forces behind drug abuse. Shows a young boy who attempts to discover how to handle his emotions by observing the ways in which others deal with their feelings.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Drug abuse, Substance abuse, Public...
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Educational Films
by Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Laryngeal Research Laboratory; William and Harriet Gould Foundation; Institute of Laryngology and Voice Disorders
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Producers, Hans von Leden, Paul Moore ; writers, Paul Moore, Hans von Leden Uses high speed photography to show the human larynx in action and demonstrate its physiological characteristics. Describes the apparatus and techniques employed Summary Uses high speed photography to show the human larynx in action and to demonstrate its physiological characteristics. Describes the apparatus and techniques employed.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Larynx, Voice, Photography
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Educational Films
by Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980; Inhelder, Bärbel; Davidson Films, San Francisco
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Authors, Robert Karplus, Cella Stendler Lavatelli Illustrates the developmental theory of Jean Piaget using a study of the intellectual development of children and a description of the processes that characterize a child's thinking at successive stages of development. Shows children responding to tasks that highlight different mental operations essential to classification Summary Illustrates the developmental theory of Jean Piaget, using a study of the intellectual development of children and a...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Categorization (Psychology), Child development, Adolescent...
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Educational Films
by Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Directed by Nicholas Ray An excerpt from the 1963 feature film 55 Days at Peking. In 1900 a Chinese secret society, the Boxers, supported by the Dowager Empress, attempted to oust foreign representatives who controlled much of China. Their unsuccessful attempts resulted in the termination of dynastic rule in China within a decade Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary An excerp./ia methe motion picture 'FIFTY - FIVE DAYS AT PEKING.' In 1900...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Boxer Rebellion (China : 1899-1901), Society
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Educational Films
by Robert Saudek Associates; I.Q. Films
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Title on container: James Thurber, reflections on his boyhood Alistair Cooke interviews humorist James Thurber who reflects on events of his childhood and discusses the highlights of his career as an author and illustrator Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Thurber, James, 1894-1961
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Educational Films
by Shenandoah Film Productions; Indian Mainstream Program
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Director, Indian Mainstream Program Describes a program sponsored by the Department of Labor that was designed to regenerate the Indian culture of the tribes in northern California -- specifically the Hupa, Karok, Tocowa, and Yurok tribes. Emphasizes the rediscovery of languages and rituals that have been suppressed over the last three generations and the need to pass on the Indian heritage to the young before it is forgotten
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Indians of North America
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Educational Films
by Tracy, Spencer, 1900-1967; Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Starring Spencer Tracy An excerpt from Fritz Lang's 1936 feature film. Agitators inflame a mob into burning down the town jail when the sheriff refuses to surrender a prisoner suspected of kidnapping a child Summary Shows how circumstantial evidence involves an innocent man in a kidnapping charge. Tells how the temper of the townspeople becomes inflamed before .roper investigation can be made, a mob forms and because the sheriff and deputies are unable to hold th./iob at bay, the jail is...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Lynching, Kidnapping
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Educational Films
by Vuke, George J; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Photographers, George Vuke, Tom Held Covers movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide across a moist permeable membrane; evolution of transport systems for movement of materials in large animals; spiracles and tracheal system of grasshopper and gills of axolotl, clam, crayfish, and fish; exchange of gases in frog; and X-ray photography of breathing movements of rib cage and diaphragm in humans. From the Animal Systems series. George Vuke
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Respiratory organs
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