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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
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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
movies

eye 3,832

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 8,545

favorite 174

comment 2

Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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
movies

eye 364

favorite 4

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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
movies

eye 609

favorite 2

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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 British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 2,201

favorite 45

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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
movies

eye 269

favorite 1

comment 0

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

eye 281

favorite 1

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
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 378

favorite 3

comment 0

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

eye 921

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 376

favorite 4

comment 0

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

eye 311

favorite 3

comment 0

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

eye 297

favorite 5

comment 0

-----Another issue. 35 mm
Topic: Sixteenth century
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; 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. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,345

favorite 28

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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 1,008

favorite 6

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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
movies

eye 1,208

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 861

favorite 5

comment 0

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

eye 1,034

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 2,367

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 388

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 972

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 474

favorite 7

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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
movies

eye 1,452

favorite 12

comment 0

Also issued as videotape
Topic: Chemistry
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 624

favorite 12

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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
movies

eye 901

favorite 9

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

eye 1,293

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 1,054

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 5,603

favorite 59

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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
movies

eye 4,849

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 5,776

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 5,096

favorite 31

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

eye 353

favorite 4

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 Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 4,582

favorite 77

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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 Koplin, Mert; Grinker, Charles; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 300

favorite 5

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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
movies

eye 716

favorite 9

comment 0

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

eye 1,249

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 2,008

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 Morash, Russ. drt; Irving, John. aus pro; Currier, Terrence P, 1934- nrt; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
movies

eye 1,640

favorite 9

comment 0

Narrator, Terrence Currier
Topics: Pueblo Indians, Excavations (Archaeology), Archaeology
Educational Films
by Nielson-Ferns (Firm); Inter-video Productions; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films; Noranda Mines Limited; Raymond/Taffner Company
movies

eye 626

favorite 2

comment 0

French version released in 1974 under the same title
Topic: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
Educational Films
by Scott, Peter Ridsdale; Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation
movies

eye 324

favorite 1

comment 0

Producer, Edward Barnes; director, Peter Ridsdale Scott; narrator, Valerie Singleton; editor, John Bush; photographer, Ian Hilton
Educational Films
by Streep, Meryl. cmm; Wartes, Burleigh. pht; Van Dyke, Peter. sde; Schilling, Richard W. pro; Tapper, David A. pro; Pollard, Samuel D. fme; Gare, Pam. prm; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 276

favorite 4

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Note: Censorship rating: General
Topics: Stress (Psychology), Sick, Critically ill, Chronic diseases, Interpersonal relations, Cancer
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 2,124

favorite 31

comment 0

Ascent of Man: 10--The World With in World Reel 2 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. Summary Explores the world within the atom and traces the history of humanity and ideas that have made 20th-century physics. Narrated by Dr Jacob Bronowski of the Salk Institute.
Topics: Series: The Ascent of Man (1973), Chemical, atomic and molecular physics, Nuclear physics, History...
Educational Films
movies

eye 4,834

favorite 56

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America: 10--The Promise Fulfilled and the Promise Broken reels 1 and 2 Deals with the promise of unlimited prosperity after World War I, the boom of the 1920's, the depression, and the New Deal. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents Alistair Cooke who shows how the Depression came after the war to end all wars and after the promise of unlimited prosperity symbolized by a Model - T Ford and a mail order catalog. Exp.ains how the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Series: America: A Personal History of the U.S (1972-3), United States (1900-1950), Great...
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,333

favorite 9

comment 0

Asbestos: A Lethal Legacy Looks at the tragic consequences of asbestos use and at the current contoversy over who is responsible, investigating the far-reaching ramifications of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the giant of American asbestos industry, the Manville Corporation. Raises the issue: How can we, as a nation, cope with the human risks of useful but potentially dangerous products?
Topic: Asbestos
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,583

favorite 21

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The Shock of the New: The Threshold of Liberty: Part 2 Part 5 of an 8-part series which presents a social history of the impact and development of the visual arts in the 20th century by art critic and writer Robert Hughes. In each episode, Hughes examines the forces which monitored the directions painting, architecture and photography took from the late 1800's to the present. In this episode the desire for absolute freedom and the need to break away from social conformity in art is explored....
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: The Shock of the New, Educational Film, Series: The Shock of the New (1982)
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 277

favorite 3

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Scientists discuss the potential ecological damage that may result from the excessive building of canals and dams
Topics: Aquatic ecology, Canal ecology, Dams, Aquatic ecology, Canal ecology, Dams
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 713

favorite 9

comment 0

Shorter version released in 1971 under the same title
Topics: Hippies, Friendship
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,517

favorite 18

comment 0

"A Pathé picture."
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Comedy films
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 3,368

favorite 30

comment 0

America: 8--Money on the Land reel 2 Deals with the industrialization of the United States. Early inventors, like Edison, as well as lucky prospectors, found the methods and resources; then the Rockefellers, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts moved in, as the focus of America was given over from the farmer to the cities. Summary Depicts how the focus of America is given over from the farmer to the cities. Describes how the early inventors, like Edison, find the methods and resources and then the...
Topics: Series: America: A Personal History of the U.S (1972-3), Industrialization
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 1,985

favorite 23

comment 0

Ascent of Man: 10--The World Within World Part 1 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. Summary Explores the world within the atom and traces the history of humanity and ideas that have made 20th-century physics. Narrated by Dr Jacob Bronowski of the Salk Institute.
Topics: Series: The Ascent of Man (1973), Chemical, atomic and molecular physics, Nuclear physics, History...
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 2,028

favorite 18

comment 1

The Shock of The New: Landscape of Pleasure Part 1 Part 3 of an 8-part series which presents a social history of the impact and development of the visual arts in the 20th century by art critic and writer Robert Hughes. In each episode, Hughes examines the forces which monitored the directions painting, architecture and photography took from the late 1800's to the present. In this episode Robert Hughes explores how the Mediterranean, seen by artists and the aristocracy as very much a vision of...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Educational Film, Series: The Shock of The New, Series: The Shock of the New (1982)
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films
movies

eye 2,175

favorite 20

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America: 12--The First Impact reel 2 Reel 1 available here Presents a record of Alistair Cooke's impressions of the people, places, institutions, and landscapes of America. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents a record of Alistair Cooke's impressions of the people, places, institutions and landscapes of America. Number 12 in the series.
Topics: Series: America: A Personal History of the U.S (1972-3), Immigration and emigration, Population,...
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division
movies

eye 248

favorite 2

comment 0

Narrator, Meryl Streep
Topics: Robinson, Joan, 1934-1975, Cancer, Pain
Educational Films
by Time-Life Films. Multi-media Division; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
movies

eye 498

favorite 10

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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