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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 Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 4,138

favorite 55

comment 0

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
movies

eye 3,836

favorite 61

comment 0

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
movies

eye 8,553

favorite 174

comment 2

Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Nature, Human ecology, Ecology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Texture Films, inc
movies

eye 459

favorite 1

comment 0

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
movies

eye 270

favorite 1

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topics: Eighteenth century, Art, Modern
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 282

favorite 1

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 2,202

favorite 45

comment 0

Producers, John Freeman, Hugh Burnett
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Psychoanalysis
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 276

favorite 2

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topics: Civilization, Modern, Painting, Modern
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 381

favorite 4

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Twelfth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 924

favorite 9

comment 0

Director, Peter Watkins
Topics: Culloden, Battle of (Scotland : 1746), Culloden, Battle of, Scotland, 1746, War
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 377

favorite 4

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Thirteenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 313

favorite 3

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Seventeenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 299

favorite 5

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 394

favorite 6

comment 0

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; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 357

favorite 5

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Technology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,346

favorite 28

comment 1

Writer and narrator, Laurens Van der Post
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Psychoanalysts, Psychoanalysis
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,209

favorite 5

comment 1

In Spanish
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Scientists, Science, Nuclear energy
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,008

favorite 6

comment 0

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
movies

eye 1,035

favorite 11

comment 0

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...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 861

favorite 5

comment 0

Also issued as videotape
Topic: Evolution
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 389

favorite 8

comment 0

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
movies

eye 2,369

favorite 5

comment 0

In Spanish
Topics: Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, Physics
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 977

favorite 14

comment 0

With book by James Shenton
Topic: Discoveries in geography
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,453

favorite 12

comment 0

Also issued as videotape
Topic: Chemistry
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 474

favorite 7

comment 0

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
movies

eye 716

favorite 12

comment 1

Writer and narrator, Laurens van der Post
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 626

favorite 12

comment 0

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
movies

eye 902

favorite 9

comment 0

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, Physics, Atomic structure, Atomic structure, Physics
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
movies

eye 1,294

favorite 25

comment 1

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
movies

eye 1,487

favorite 15

comment 0

Also issued as videotape
Topics: Mathematics, Harmony, Astronomy, Painting
Educational Films
by Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,056

favorite 2

comment 0

Also issued as videotape
Topics: Anthropology, Culture, Science and civilization
Educational Films
by Brown, David; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
movies

eye 333

favorite 3

comment 0

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
movies

eye 5,612

favorite 59

comment 0

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
movies

eye 4,852

favorite 38

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Technology, Inventions, Printing
Educational Films
by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 5,778

favorite 37

comment 1

Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Technology, Atomic bomb
Educational Films
by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 5,098

favorite 31

comment 1

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 Cowdy, Harry; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
movies

eye 353

favorite 5

comment 0

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 Einon, Geoff; Toates, F. M. (Frederick M.); Open University; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Media Guild
movies

eye 240

favorite 7

comment 0

Speakers, Geoff Einon, Frederick Toates
Topic: Neurophysiology
Educational Films
by Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 4,603

favorite 77

comment 1

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 Malone, Adrian, producer, director; Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,250

favorite 3

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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
movies

eye 2,009

favorite 19

comment 1

Producer and director, Adrian Malone; writer and narrator, Jacob Bronowski
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Human anatomy, Intellect, Human evolution, Science
Educational Films
by Malone, Adrian, producer, director; Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,157

favorite 7

comment 0

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
movies

eye 1,164

favorite 5

comment 0

Producer and director, Adrian Malone; writer and narrator, Jacob Bronowski
Topic: Human genetics
Educational Films
by Scott, Peter Ridsdale; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
movies

eye 325

favorite 1

comment 0

Producer, Edward Barnes; director, Peter Ridsdale Scott; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editor, John Bush; photographer, Ian Hilton
Educational Films
by Stevens, Richard cmm; Philps, Michael; de Mattos, Ron. fme; Lockwood, Vic. pro; Twyman, Roger. pht; Broadway, Mervyn R. sde; British Broadcasting Corporation; Open University
movies

eye 511

favorite 5

comment 0

787 feet
Topics: Communication, Language and languages, Animal behavior
Educational Films
by Thomas, Lewis, 1913-1993; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Video
movies

eye 1,285

favorite 7

comment 0

Notes of a Biology Watcher: a Film With Lewis Thomas Sheldon and Barbara Renan in separate, informal interviews talk about the breakup of their marriage, why they had married, their perceptions of each other, their feelings of separateness and being alone, and their considerations for their three children. Emphasizes one woman's experience of marriage and divorce.
Topic: Biology
Educational Films
by Thompson, Brian, 1935-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
movies

eye 963

favorite 10

comment 0

Brian Thompson
Topics: Railroads, Travel
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 498

favorite 10

comment 0

Discusses current medical findings on the psychological and physiological effects of amphetamines, barbiturates, LSD, and marijuana
Topics: Drug addiction, Narcotics
Educational Films
by Turnbull, David; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
movies

eye 430

favorite 3

comment 0

Producer, Edward Barnes; director, David Turnbull; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editors, Phil Mutton and Hugh Tasman
Educational Films
by Turner, Graham, 1932- pro; Philps, Michael; Lewis, Ray Dr. cmm; British Broadcasting Corporation; Open University
movies

eye 218

favorite 3

comment 0

920 feet
Topics: Central places, Geography, Economics, Economic history
Educational Films
by Vaughan, Paul cmm; Taylor, Colin pht; Goldwyn, Edward pro; Wilton, Keith fme; Westburg, Ken. pht; British Broadcasting Corporation; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
movies

eye 530

favorite 2

comment 0

Supplied by British Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, N.S.W
Topics: Tsetse-flies, Livestock, Trypanosomiasis, Pests