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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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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
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by Miller, Norman N., 1933-; American Universities Field Staff
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This series of motion pictures is also accompanied by a book, "Faces of Change: five rural societies in transition ... ", 4 Task Force reports, and a teaching guide, "Film descriptions and formats."
Topics: Aymara Indians, Indians of South America, Prejudices
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