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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 Alda, Alan, 1936-; Thomas, Marlo; Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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Topic: Women
Educational Films
by Alfred Higgins Productions
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Topic: Nutrition.
Educational Films
by American Media Incorporated
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Shows how to implement good customer care into all levels of organization, focusing on understanding customer's problems, needs, and wants
Topic: Customer relations
Educational Films
by Andrews, Markita; Glyn Group; Walt Disney Training and Development Programs (Firm)
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eye 2,146

favorite 7

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Topics: Andrews, Markita, Selling, Girl Scouts, Cookies
Educational Films
by Armada Productions; Clavius Films; International Film Bureau
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eye 1,216

favorite 25

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Topic: Planets
Educational Films
by Bauer, Arthur (Arthur Richard); American Media (Firm)
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eye 157

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Produced by Arthur Bauer
Topic: Selling
Educational Films
by Bob Rogers & Company; Pyramid Films, inc
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Topics: Short films, Robots, Ballet
Educational Films
by Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012. I sing the body electric; Highgate Pictures (Firm); Learning Corporation of America
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eye 2,972

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Topics: Short films, Robots, Single-parent families
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation
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eye 597

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Narrated by Brian Blessed; produced by the BBC
Topics: Railroads, Travel
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation
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Once a year trains carry an army of grape pickers to the steep, terraced slopes of the River Douro in northern Portugal. To the sounds of singing, dancing, and exploding dynamite, the whole valley celebrates the harvest that will be used to make the region's famous port wine. Higher into the mountains, the rail lines enter a region that's mysterious even to the Portuguese -- a land of proud people, strange primitive traditions, and secret smugglers' routes into Spain
Topics: Narrow gauge railroads, Railroad travel, Travel
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
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eye 1,810

favorite 6

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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Gond (Indic people)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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eye 5,163

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Studies the life of Kate Nee in Connemara, western Ireland, showing that family members who had left their homes are returning because of recession abroad and the social benefits available on a small Irish farm
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Topics: Families, Economic history, Social conditions
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Electronic data processing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Electronic data processing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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eye 519

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A presentation with lots of humor of verbal and nonverbal communication methods for succeeding in social and business situations
Topics: Communication, Dating (Social customs), Success
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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eye 419

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Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Artificial intelligence
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Northrim Associates; Films Incorporated
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eye 3,579

favorite 20

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The Last Great Race on Earth Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Documents the 19./ia mearod Trail Race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Shows the 55 mushers as they participate in a 15 - day - long dogsled race of over 1,000 miles. Talks with leading contenders during the race.
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Topics: Iditarod (Race), Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Alaska, Sled dog racing
Educational Films
by Broadman, Richard
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eye 1,199

favorite 6

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Traces the alteration, through economic and political influences, of the Parker Hill area of Roxbury in Boston. An ethnically mixed family neighborhood, at present largely Irish Catholic, is now the location of a racially tense public housing project (named Mission Hill for a local church) which is occupied mainly by blacks
Topic: Social conditions
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
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eye 572

favorite 19

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Topic: Cults
Educational Films
by CRM Productions; CRM/McGraw-Hill Films
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eye 287

favorite 7

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Topics: Business Education., Salesmanship.
Educational Films
by CRM Productions; CRM/McGraw-Hill Films
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Topics: Conflict management, Personnel management
Educational Films
by Cambridge Documentary Films
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favorite 32

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Topics: Homosexuality, Sex discrimination, Persecution
Educational Films
by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Filmakers Library, inc
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eye 132

favorite 1

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Topics: Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis in women, Bones
Educational Films
by Carmichael, Robert; Lowe, Greg; Huntley, Timothy; Sports Imagery Inc; Pyramid Films, inc
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eye 748

favorite 7

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Topics: Bennett, Beth, Hill, Lynn, 1962-, Rock climbing, Women mountaineers, Mountaineers
Educational Films
by Churchill Films
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eye 3,166

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The Man in the Yellow Hat catches little money George in the jungle and brings him back to Civilization, where his inquisitive nature constantly gets him into trouble. 
Topics: children's films, stop motion, animation, Curious George
Educational Films
by Churchill Films
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True to his name, Curious George's curiosity leads him on another adventure when he swallows a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. George is taken to hospital by the Man in the Yellow Hat, who shows him that hospitals are not places to be afraid of.
Topics: children's films, animation, stop motion, Curious George
Educational Films
by Clark, Eugenie; National Geographic Society (U.S.); WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
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eye 2,358

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The Sharks Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film As a consequence of the Boston Tea Party, Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty learn to understand the true meaning of liberty and the rights of man. Taken from the feature film "Johnny Tremain"
Topic: Sharks
Educational Films
by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 1,049

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Describes the Quaker's struggle for freedom of worship in 17th century England. Discusses how under William Penn's leadership a colony was founded in America which was dedicated to freedom of speech and religion, and equality for all, and how an ample opportunity for trade, industry, and agriculture helped Pennsylvania develop into a political, economic, and cultural leader among the colonies Collaborator, Ralph W. Cordier This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix...
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Topics: U.S. History: Colonial period., Religion, Christianity.
Educational Films
by Cunningham, Colin; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Media Guild
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eye 506

favorite 9

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Colin Cunningham
Topics: City planning, Architecture, Roman, Antiquities
Educational Films
by Dahlquist, John; Smith, Steve
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eye 120

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Defines terms used by economists, such as, "supply," "change in quantity supplied," "change in supply," and "techniques of production."
Topic: Supply and demand
Educational Films
by Dave Bell Associates; Media Five Film Distributors
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Topics: Youth with disabilities, People with disabilities
Educational Films
by Davis, Gerald L; Shanagawa, Ernest; Jesus, Carlos de; Cleveland, E. E., 1897?-; Anthropology Film Center Foundation
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Producer, Gerald L. Davis ; scriptwriters, Gerald L. Davis, Ernest Shanagawa ; directors, Ernest Shanagawa, Carlos de Jesus
Topics: Preaching, African American clergy, African Americans, Body language
Educational Films
by Denis Sanders; Terry Sanders; Robert W Chambers; American Film Foundation.
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A drama of the Civil War. Two Union soldiers and a Confederate soldier, facing each other at a battle front, agree on an hour's truce during which they exchange conversation and supplies and join in a mutual salute over the grave of a newly buried Union soldier.Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Discusses the problems that arise when food intake is not coordinated with energy output, examining both obesity and anorexia nervosa. Shows how the...
Topic: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Educational Films
by Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883; Jacobs, Lewis; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Raven; Films Incorporated
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eye 667

favorite 9

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Engravings by Gustave Dore, music by Maurice Ravel
Topic: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Educational Films
by Elkind Productions; Pyramid Films, inc
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eye 202

favorite 0

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Topics: Heart, Coronary heart disease
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 834

favorite 25

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Topic: Endocrine glands
Educational Films
by Entell, Peter. drt; Belgium-Zimbabwe Friendship Association; California Newsreel (Firm)
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eye 378

favorite 3

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Topics: Land tenure, National liberation movements, Blacks
Educational Films
by Gaunt, Marilyn
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eye 343

favorite 1

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English narration with Arabic dialog and English subtitles
Topic: Women
Educational Films
by Goldstein, Benjamin, 1944-; Arthur Mokin Productions
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eye 132

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Topic: Seasons
Educational Films
by Gorostiaga, Xabier; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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eye 396

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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Politics and government
Educational Films
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863. King Thrushbeard; Film Ideas (Firm)
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favorite 4

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Adaptation of King Thrushbeard by the Brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Pride and vanity, Humility
Educational Films
by Guggenheim Productions, inc
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favorite 14

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Director and editor, Werner Schumann; producers, Charles Guggenheim, Werner Schumann; associate producer, Nancy Sloss; authors, Charles Guggenheim, Patsy Sims; narrator, James Whitmore
Topics: Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), Race discrimination, Antisemitism
Educational Films
by Guth, Jamie. pro
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eye 453

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Clinical depression affects 19 million Americans, and two-thirds of them are women. But the good news is that depression is a diagnosable and treatable illness. This program will explain how that's done, and women and their families will talk about their experiences. Experts include Valerie Davis Raskin, MD, a therapist and research psychiatrist whose practice is solely dedicated to women and Ardis Olsen, MD, a physician and researcher at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Topics: Demographic groups, Disorders, Suicide, Depressive disorder, Female populations
Educational Films
by Hicks, Dennis; Hanig, Josh; New Day Films
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Coming of Age Documents a summer week when 180 young people of many different backgrounds gathered at a mountain camp with twenty-five counselors. They shared their opinions on vital interpersonal issues such as racial prejudice, homosexuality, and sexism. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: Youth, Interpersonal relations, Racism, Homosexuality, Sexism, Conduct of life, Prejudices
Educational Films
by Hillmann, Robert, production; Hillmann, Robert, direction; Hillmann, Robert, writing; Robert Hillmann Associates; Cinergy Films; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Copyright: Robert Hillmann Associates. DCR 1982; PUB 1Aug82; REG 26Jun84; PA229-739
Topics: Shrimp industry, Shrimpers (Persons), Vietnamese Americans, Social conflict
Educational Films
by Hiroshima-Nagasaki Publishing Committee (Tokyo, Japan); Films Incorporated
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Topics: Hiroshima-Bombardment, 1945., Atomic Bomb-Psychological Effect, Nuclear Weapons.
Educational Films
by Holbrook, Hal; BBI Productions; Films Incorporated
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Narrated by Hal Holbrook ; music, James G. Pirie
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by Hubbard Scientific Company
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eye 372

favorite 8

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Topics: Earth science-Geography., Geology.
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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favorite 7

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers explanation of capacitance; capacitors; their construction; charging and discharging; demonstration; plate area; separation distances; dielectric; types and uses of capacitors; and the farad
Topics: Capacitors, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric motors, Electric generators, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers effect of a magnet on a coil; e.m.f. of self-induction; Lenz's law; inductor-choke; noninductive winding; the "henry"; inductors in a yoke; e.m.f. of mutual induction; the transformer; examples of "turns-to-voltage" ratios; and types of transformers
Topics: Electric transformers, Inductance, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric apparatus and appliances, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 452

favorite 8

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Short circuits, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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favorite 16

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric batteries, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 537

favorite 7

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topic: Magnetism
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers electrons and protons; negative, positive, and balance charges; free electrons; conducting and nonconducting materials; and electron flow
Topic: Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 450

favorite 12

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 485

favorite 14

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric power, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers definition of direct current; circuit with center-zero ammeter; definition of alternating current and effect on ammeter; universal use of alternating current; high-voltage transmission; transformers; sine wave; cycle periods and frequency; Hertz; amplitude; in phase, out of phase; and root mean square
Topics: Electric currents, Alternating, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau; Stewart Film Distributors
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eye 574

favorite 10

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Topics: Ohm's law, Electricity
Educational Films
by Kilbourne, Jean
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Examines the images used by advertizers to sell alcohol products. Based on the lectures, slide presentations, and research of Jean Kilbourne, media analyst and educator
Topics: Advertising, Alcoholic beverage industry, Liquor industry
Educational Films
by Learning Corporation of America; Simon and Schuster, Inc
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Marion Ross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carol Lawrence, James Karen, Don Billett, Julie Piekarski, Kari Michaelson
Topic: Parent and child
Educational Films
by Learning Designs (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 479

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Topics: Quindlen, Anna, Hampton, Maria, Ortiz, Wilmer, Reporters and reporting, Travel
Educational Films
by Levikoff, Ruth E; Carousel Films
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eye 1,233

favorite 11

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Topics: Women truck drivers, Truck driving
Educational Films
by Lucerne Films
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favorite 7

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The river plays an important part in the lives of the people who live in the capitol of Bangladesh where natural resources are few
Topic: Social conditions
Educational Films
by Marshall, E. G., 1914-1998; National Geographic Society (U.S.); WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.); National Geographic Society (U.S.). Educational Services
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favorite 8

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Topics: Ramses II, King of Egypt, Antiquities, Civilization
Educational Films
by Marshall, E. G., 1914-1998; WVIA-TV (Television station : Pittston, Pa.); Learning Corporation of America
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eye 1,909

favorite 8

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Topics: United States. Environmental Protection Agency, Administrative procedure, Air, Wilderness areas
Educational Films
by Martha Stuart Communications
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eye 89

favorite 1

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Topics: Foster parents, Adopted children, Adoption, Interracial adoption
Educational Films
by McGivney, Gary; DePaola, Tomie, 1934- Clown of God; Weston Woods Studios
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eye 1,943

favorite 15

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Topic: Legends
Educational Films
by Media Guild; Thames Television, ltd
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eye 272

favorite 4

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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 Michigan Foundation for the Arts; Marx/Handley Productions; Little Red Filmhouse (Firm)
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eye 294

favorite 3

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Topics: Traver, Robert, 1903-1991, Authors, American, Judges
Educational Films
by Moats, Lillian; Somersaulter, J. P; Pajon Arts; Perspective Films (Firm)
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eye 394

favorite 10

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Fairy tales, Halloween
Educational Films
by Morning Star Films; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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eye 332

favorite 1

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Topics: Burns and scalds, First aid in illness and injury, First aid