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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 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 Media Guild; Thames Television, ltd
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Shows how technicians measure, mold and fit artificial limbs. Discusses how design requirements for function, comfort and appearance are coupled with principles of high performance, realiability and light weight
Topic: Artificial limbs
Educational Films
by Pett, John; Thames Television, ltd
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The series Destination America explores the making of the American nation through the influx of successive generations of European migrants. Deals with the migration of Germans to the United States, initially as religious and political refugees. Their dream of building a German society within America was largely shattered by two world wars
Topics: Germans, Emigration and immigration
Educational Films
by Steel, Tom; Thames Television, ltd
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Summary: One in a series of eight films that traces the history of America as a nation of immigrants. With a population that includes two million Jews, New York is the biggest Jewish city in the world. Many are the children and grandchildren of people who fled Eastern Europe before World War I and came to the city's Lower East Side. Though no longer persecuted, most still lived in extreme poverty, working in thousands of sweat-shops in appalling conditions. All were determined that their...
Topics: Ethnic Groups., Immigration and emigration., Jews., #NAME?, Cities and towns- U.S.
Educational Films
by Steel, Tom; Thames Television, ltd
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Director, Tom Steel
Topics: Emigration and immigration, Irish Americans
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd
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Produced by Ben Shephard ; written by David Wheeler ; narrated by Laurence Olivier
Topics: World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, Military campaigns
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd
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By the end of the 20th century Sao Paulo will be the world's largest city, with an estimated population of 25 million, half of which will be children. Looks at the effect of Brazil's rapid economic growth
Topics: Economic history, Population
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd
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from WorldCat: For many men and women the war was the most memorable experience of their lives. This program asks whether it was worth it. Written and produced by Jeremy Isaacs ; music by Carl Davis ; narrated by Laurence Olivier Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
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Topics: The World at War 26 Remember, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, Series: The World at War...
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd
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eye 537

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Topic: educational film
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd
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Shows the allied victory and Hitler's suicide in Germany
Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd
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"Jagged mountain and fetid swamp, a steam bath shutting out the sky, endless green growth spawning every kind of disease...especially in the monsoon. After the rain, the country was just one great bowl of mud...And leeches." How the Japanese training and culture enabled them to use the jungle as an ally, and how difficult it was for the British to believe that the jungle was neutral, form the subject of this essay. "Jagged mountain and fetid swamp, a steam bath shutting out the...
Topics: The World at War 14 It's a lovely day tomorrow : Burma, 1942-1944., World War (1939-1945), World...
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd
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The World at War: 9 - Stalingrad, June 1942 - February 1943 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents an approach to reducing the anxiety of children when starting nursery school, based on gradual acquaintance with the nursery school and longer periods away from mother.
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Topics: The World at War: 9 - Stalingrad, June 1942 - February 1943, Series: The World at War (1973),...
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd; Bruce Raymond Films
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Provides some historical background which leads up to today's emergence of French nationalism in Quebec that has become a serious threat to the unity of Canada. René Lévesque warns if English Canada cannot accept Quebec's demands for self-government it will be the English who will cause the break-up of the federal structure
Topics: Lévesque, René, 1922-, Autonomy and independence movements, English-French relations in Canada
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd; Media Guild
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Producer, Diana Potter ; director, Richard Mervyn ; photographer, Frank Hodge ; graphic designer, Bernard Allum ; film editor, Rosemary Maclaughlin ; music, Osian Ellis
Topics: Gardens, English, Landscape gardening
Educational Films
by Thames Television, ltd; Media Guild
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A businessman who studies witchcraft as a hobby and a businesswoman who heads a coven are interviewed about their beliefs and practices. Shows the initiation of new members into a coven and the attempt by a "circle" to heal a member. Produced by Thames Television.
Topic: Witchcraft
Educational Films
by Thompson, Dick; Thames Television, ltd; Media Guild
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Identifies symptoms often masking depression, defines stress in terms of sensory input, and considers reactions of the human body to stress related depression. Also explores such stress-causing factors as improper diet, environmental pollution, and chemical malfunctions in the brain
Topic: Depression, Mental
Educational Films
by Thompson, Dick; Thames Television, ltd; Media Guild
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Studies male stress and depression in terms of antisocial behavior, the problems men have in showing grief and sharing their feelings, and the myths of the male role and male stereotypes
Topics: Depression in men, Depression, Mental