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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 Araneda Dörr, Hugo
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Topic: Economics
Educational Films
by Back, Frédéric, 1924-2013
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"The film All Nothing is an allegory portraying humankind's desire to appropriate all of nature's beauty and resources. For too long, we have held the mistaken belief that the world was created entirely for our benefit. As countless plant and animal species become extinct, our generous planet has little left to offer: clean water and lush forests are becoming increasingly rare. The film ends, however, on a positive note: Frédéric Back cherishes the hope that future generations will...
Topics: Ecology, Environmental protection, animation
Educational Films
by Blume, Friedrich, 1893-; Abert, Anna Amalie, 1906-; Ruhnke, Martin, 1921-
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Vol.2 edited by A.A. Abert and Martin Ruhnke Includes bibliographical references Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Describes the special problems, needs and strengths of the inner - city child. Explains that there is a gap between his cultural values and those of the teacher, and considers how to bridge it.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Music, Urban studies, Artists, Portraits
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985; International Film Bureau
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This German-language teaching film adapted from the story by Heinrich Böll concerns the power of a state over the lives of individuals in time of war. The drama revolves around nineteen-year-old Bruno Schneider, whose hopes and plans for the future are shattered when he receives a postcard ordering him to report for army training. Set in Germany in 1939. Suggested as a stimulus for oral discussion and original composition for advanced students
Topic: War and society
Educational Films
by Bright, Robert, 1902-1988. Georgie; Weston Woods Studios
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Spanish version of the motion picture entitled Georgie
Topics: Children's films, Ghosts
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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In Spanish
Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, Politics and government, War
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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In Spanish
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Topics: Scientists, Science, Nuclear energy
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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favorite 4

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In Spanish
Topics: Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, Physics
Educational Films
by Butor, Michel
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Michel Butor, professor of literature at the University of Geneva and one of France's foremost contemporary writers, historian Georges Duby, and art historian Andre Chastel conduct an interdisciplinary seminar on Butor's Essais sur les Essais, a seminal work on Montaigne. Illustrates Butor's manieriste thesis, showing examples from painting, sculpture, and environmental design. French dialogue
Topics: Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592, Essais (Montaigne, Michel de), French literature
Educational Films
by CRM Films
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Study of French family life provides the opportunity for a better understanding of French culture as well as for practice in aural comprehension, pronunciation, and oral recitation of French
Topic: French language
Educational Films
by CRM Films
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Visits Le Musee Balzac and highlights the life and works of French author Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), who deplored social injustice and satirized the ambitious bourgeoisie in his Comedie Humaine. Includes a scene from Le Colonel Chabert performed by Raimu and an excerpt from the film Pere Goriot starring Pierre Larguet. From the Ici la France series. French dialogue Summary A French language film. Balzac's life and his fight against the social injustices of his age are discussed by Sorbonne...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850, Novels, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by CRM Films
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An overview of French humour. Interviews Pierre Danino and Rene Lefevre; discusses satirical newspapers such as Le Canard Enchaine, cartoons, and the Chansonnieres; and shows examples of movie humor. From the Ici la France series. French dialogue
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, French wit and humor
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Crama, Nico; International Film Bureau
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Produced by Nico Crama
Topics: Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879, French wit and humor, Pictorial, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Crawley Films Ltd
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eye 951

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Discusses the child's major emotions--fear, curiosity, anger, jealousy, and joy--and points out the principal characteristics of each. An inside look at China working towards the goal of becoming a superpower by the year 2000 via education as the key to modernization. Filmed in Peking, on a rural commune in central China, and in the industrial northeast region, Jack Reynolds interviews Vice Premier Fang Yi and the president of Peking University, as well as students, workers, and peasants.
Educational Films
by Daugherty, James, 1889-1974. Andy and the lion; Weston Woods Studios
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Spanish version of the 1955 motion picture entitled Andy and the lion
Topics: Children's films, Lion
Educational Films
by Disdéri, André-Adolphe-Eugène, 1819-1889; Camarsac, Lafon de
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eye 178

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Educational Films
by Dubreil, Paul
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Ceremonial Pipes ./ia ryInterprets the symbolism and traditions of the sacred ceremonial pipe. Shows the making of an altar to WahKon - Tah, the center of the pipe as a symbol of communion and a pledge of honor and trust. Presents specimen historic an. prehistoric pipes from the University of Oklaoma museum. University of Oklahoma museum. Considers continuing changes in language and continuing efforts to standardize English. Examines the reasons for language change.
Topic: Algebra, Abstract
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Spanish version of the 1969 filmstrip entitled The three bears
Topics: Spanish language, Fairy tales
Educational Films
by Etaix, Pierre, 1928-; Carrière, Jean Claude; Claudon, Paul; International Film Bureau; Centro di addestramento e perfezionamento per gli addetti al commercio
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eye 1,456

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Lydia Binaghi, Laurence Gallimard, Gabriel Blonde, [Pierre Etaix]
Educational Films
by Films de la Pléiade, Paris. [from old catalog]
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Encyclopédie de Paris, no. 5
Topic: Bibliothèque nationale (France)
Educational Films
by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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Produced by Batifilm and Claude Namer
Topic: Cortázar, Julio
Ephemeral VHS
by First 5 California
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From First 5 California educational series, Spanish language version (Primeros 5 California)
Topics: vhs, Primeros 5 California, First 5 California, educational
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Flack, Marjorie, 1897-1958. Story about Ping; Weston Woods Studios
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Spanish version of the 1955 motion picture entitled The story about Ping
Topics: Animal films, Children's films, Ducks
PeriscopeFilm
by Germeinnuttziger
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships.
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Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
Educational Films
by Gramatky, Hardie, 1907-1979. Hercules
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SPANISH DUB OF ENGLISH FILM Based on the book of the same title by Hardie Gramatky A filmograph story. After a number of motor-driven fire engines break down on the way to a fire at City Hall, a proud horse-drawn fire wagon and its faithful three-man crew emerge from retirement to victoriously fight the fire Kodachrome
Topic: Children's films
Ephemeral VHS
by House of Dior
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Christian Dior Fashion show  for Summer 2000.   Paris, France.  
Topics: vhs, French Fashion
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Radio and Television Services; Indiana University, Bloomington. African Studies Program; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Performed in French with English subtitles and an English introduction
Topics: Drama., French language., Drama- Technique.
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Illustrates general motor activities of the octopus, including respiratory movements, probing with tenacles, walking along the bottom, and swimming. Specific activities include pigment migrations resulting in light and dark phases, capturing and eating a crab, moving and arranging rocks in front of the home cave, and mating. Each section is preceded by a short title in German
Topic: Octopuses
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Scenes of hamsters living under semi-natural conditions. Illustrates initial courtship and pairing, digging or burrow system with two nest chambers, and the mother's care of the young for approximately two weeks post partum
Topics: Hamsters, Animal behavior
Ephemeral VHS
by Inter nations
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eye 488

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German
Topics: vhs, Spracharbeit
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Based on the Eine Knoop-Film production entitled Der Mensch und seine Tiere
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, German language, Animals
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Foundation
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French title: Le Village--un village
Topics: Manners and customs, Travel
Ephemeral VHS
by Jean Paul Gaultier
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Jean Paul Gaultier's Summer 2000 fashion show in Paris.
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Topics: vhs, French Fashion
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Laguionie, Jean-François, 1939- direction; Alrand, Pierre, music; Films Paul Grimault; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Musique, Pierre Alrand
Educational Films
by Latouche, Henri de, 1785-1851
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As she starts out to write a story about an eighty-seven-year-old social services center director and ends up writing about a nineteen-year-old boxer. Madeleine discovers that the young boxer and the image of the American Dream he represents are more complicated than she had first realized and in these complications finds the key to the form of her story. Demonstrates the need to discover purpose for writing. From the Writers Writing series. Directed and produced by Charlotte Zwerin. An...
Topics: Journalism., Composition And Exercises., English Language, Creative Writing.
Educational Films
by Leenhardt, Roger; Films Roger Leenhardt-Multimedia Audiovisual (Firme)
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Titre de la version anglaise: Daguerre : the birth of photography
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Topics: Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé, 1787-1851, Niépce, Nicéphore, 1765-1833, Photographie
Educational Films
by Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989; Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Produced by the Institut für Film und Bild. Konrad Lorenz
Topic: Mallard
Ephemeral VHS
by Maria Callas
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Maria Callas was the first singer since the great Caruso to become a household name.   Her flexibility of voice, coupled with an extraordinary dramatic talent soon made her the legend she became and has remained.....This program is the video record of the famous March 16, 1962 concert at the Musikhalle in Hamburg Germany...." 
Topics: vhs, Le Cid, Carmen and Others
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
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 National Film Board of Canada
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Illuminates the grace, beauty, and movement of the classical ballet form through the use of strobe-like or multi-image patterns. Features Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Illumina.es the grace and movement of classical ballet form through the use of strobe - like or multi - image patterns. Features Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Ballet, Experimental films, Experimental photography, Film as art
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Normandy, Georges (Georges Ch.), b. 1882
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Illustrates the restoration and rehabilitation of unused industrial structures through before-and-after stills of the conversion of a grain silo complex into apartments and a factory into a school. Considers esthetic achievement, heritage preservation, and savings in cost and time as the values of such projects. Produced by John Karol.
Topic: Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893
Educational Films
by Nuremberg (Germany). Freiherrlich von Tucher'sche Brau-Administration. Abteilung Berlin
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Educational Films
by Resnais, Alain, 1922-2014; Duras, Marguerite
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In French, with English titles Director, Alain Resnais; writer, Marguerite Duras Summary Features use of film techniques interweaving past and pres./i in the story of an affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress, years after the bombing of Hiroshima. Based on the novel by Marguerite Duras.
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Hiroshima Mon Amour, Educational Film, Foreign films, Motion pictures, French,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944
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Johnny Appleseed: A Legend of Frontier Life SummaryDiscusses the life of Johnny Appleseed who./anted to improve the world for all living creatures. A story about Johnny Lingo, who bargains for a wife according to the tradition of the island, is used to show the self-worth of an individual is augmented by love and esteem. Grade level: grade school through college adult. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage...
Topics: FOLKLORE., Biography., Frontier and Pioneer Life.
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
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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A greeting from Bicis del Pueblo in San Francisco to the attendees of the World Bike Forum #7 in Lima, Peru, February 22-26, 2018.
Topics: bicycles, bikes, youth, talleres, workshops
Educational Films
by Smith, G. Buckland; International Film Bureau
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Also issued with English narration
Topics: German language, Travel
Educational Films
by Stiefel, Eduard L., 1909-
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Describes the work and responsibilities of the manufacturing engineer while showing their disappointments and triumphs from concept to final installation. Follows the activities of otters during one day at Teton Marsh, showing views of the scenery and of the animals and birds including the beaver, porcupine, moose, osprey, trumpeter swan, and other wild fowl.
Topic: Numerical calculations
Educational Films
by Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt. Little red lighthouse and the great gray bridge; Weston Woods Studios
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Also issued in super 8 mm
Topics: Children's films, Lighthouses
Educational Films
by United Productions of America
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EN ESPAÑOL Basado en el libro del mismo título de Ludwig Bemelmans Una caricatura animada. La historia de una niña pequeña que asiste a la escuela en París, la más joven de las doce niñas que marchan por París en dos líneas rectas. Ella se convierte en la envidia de sus compañeras cuando va al hospital para una operación. Originalmente lanzado en 35 mm en 1952 por Columbia Pictures Corp. en virtud de su serie. Based on the book of the same title by Ludwig Bemelmans ENGLISH...
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Topics: Madeline (Fictitious character), Animated films, Children's films, Jolly Frolics
Educational Films
by Universität Innsbruck. Department of Experimental Psychology
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Presents scientic experiment proving that human vision is largely dependent on the impressions made by other senses, especially the sense of touch
Topic: Vision
Educational Films
by Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934; Macmillan Films
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Originally released under the title Zero de conduite
Topic: Boarding schools
Ephemeral VHS
by Weston Woods
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Texto e ilustraciones de BARBARA COONEY. Traducci ó n de Phoebe Ann Porter.
Topics: vhs, picture books
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
by Weston Woods Studios
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eye 1,144

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Copia en español del libro de 1952 "Jorge el Monito Ciclista" de la autora  H. A. Rey and Margret Rey. Spanish dub of the 1952 book "Curious George Rides A Bike" by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey.
Topic: curious george
Educational Films
by Weston Woods Studios
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Copia en español del libro de 1954 "Jenny's Birthday Book" de la autora Esther Averill. Spanish dub of the 1954 book "Jenny's Birthday Book" by author Esther Averill.
Topics: Spanish language, Children's films, Cats
Educational Films
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En français / In French À la demande du comité d'histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, se rend sur les lieux où des milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants ont perdu la vie. Il s'agit d'Orianenbourg, Auschwitz, Dachau, Ravensbruck, Belsen, Neuengamme, Struthof. Avec Jean Cayrol et l'aide de documents d'archives, il retrace le lent calvaire des déportés. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death...
Topics: Films From Prominent Directors, Prejudice and Civil Rights., World War II., Germany., French...
Educational Films
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Spanish dub of "The Red Carpet"