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Ephemeral Films

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 McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003. Lentil
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En Español. El juego de armónica de Lentil salva el día en que la calamidad amenaza la celebración de la fiesta de bienvenida para el principal ciudadano de Alto, Ohio. Copia en español del libro de 1940 "Lentil" del autor e ilustrador Robert McCloskey. * * * ( CLICK HERE FOR ENGLISH VERSION ) Spanish dub of the 1940 book "Lentil" by author and illustrator Robert McCloskey. The boy Lentil's harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming...
Topics: Children's films, Harmonica
Educational Films
by McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003. Make way for ducklings; Weston Woods Studios
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Also issued in super 8 mm
Topics: Animal films, Children's films, Ducks
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Books
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Discusses the life and works of Emile Zola and his influence on events in his time. Provides practice in aural comprehension Summary A French language film. Studies Zola's approach to literature and social problems. Explains the sc.entific implications in his novel series, Les RougonMacquart, and Zola's Defense of Captain Dreyfus, a Jew unjustly accused of treason.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zola, Émile, 1840-1902, French language, Literature, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Books
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Describes the life and work of François Villon. Provides practice in aural comprehension Summary A French language film. Describes the double career of Francois Villon, poet and gangster. Selections of Villon's work, including 'BALLADS DES PENDUS' and 'LE GRAND TESTAMENT, ARE RECITED AND SUNG. POINTS OUT RECURRENT THEMES IN VILLON'S POETRY, SUCH AS THE BODY - SPIRIT CONFLICT.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Villon, François, 1431-1463, French language, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Molière, 1622-1673. Bourgeois gentilhomme; CRM Films
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Offers a brief history of the Comedie-Francaise, founded in 1680 by Louis XIV. Includes an interview with General Administrator Maurice Escande and points out that the repertoire consists of the complete works of Corneille, Racine, and Moliere, as well as modern playwrights. Actors Louis Seigwer and Georges Chambarat perform a scene from Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. From the Ici la France series. French dialogue Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Comédie-Française, French language, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Morton Schindel, Weston Woods Studios
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Guía de estudio disponible (Inglés)   Los Cinco Hermanos Chinos es un libro infantil estadounidense escrito de Claire Huchet Bishop e ilustrado por Kurt Wiese. Originalmente fue publicado en 1938 por Coward-McCann. El libro es un relato de un cuento popular chino, diez hermanos. A pesar de que a menudo se considera un clásico de la literatura infantil,  Los Cinco Hermanos Chinos  ha sido acusado de promover estereotipos étnicos sobre los chinos, particularmente a través de sus...
Topics: Animated films, Children's films, Short films, Brothers, Individuality, Spanish language materials,...
Educational Films
by Morton Schindel, Weston Woods Studios
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Parallel title with Spanish narration. Based on the book Stone Soup written and illustrated by Marcia Brown. Uses the pictures and text of Marcia Brown's version of an old folk tale to tell about three tired, hungry soldiers who trick the suspicious, stingy peasants of a French village into providing them with a banquet.
Topic: Folklore
Educational Films
by Morton Schindel, Weston Woods Studios
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Spanish dub of the 1956 motion picture Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.  In his haste to dig the cellar for a town hall, Miguel Muligan forgets to leave a way out for his steam shovel, but the problem is solved when the steam shovel is converted into a furnace for the new building. For elementary grades.
Topics: Children's films, Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968, Mike Mulligan, Steam shovels
Educational Films
by Sechan, Edmond. drt; Marc, Marie. cst; Goudard, Georges. pht; Delattre, Guy. pht; Centro di addestramento e perfezionamento per gli addetti al commercio
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Musical soundtrack with no dialogue [Director, Edmond Sechan] ; photography, Guy Delattre, Georges Goudard ; music, Francis Seyrig ; editor, A. Werlin Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Tells how a wispy old woman cultivates a potted string bean plant with a tender devotion akin to love and plants it in a row of blossoming white shrubs in the Jardin de Tuilleries.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Beans, Gardening, Short films, Devotion, Love
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934; Macmillan Films
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Originally released under the title Zero de conduite
Topic: Boarding schools