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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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Deals with the full range of human figure shots from the long shot to the extreme close - up. Considers the framing of shots when two people are involved and then those containing three, four and more people. Presents modern warfare from the soldier's point of view. Stresses the number of men killed in taking one military objective. Shows how during World War II the people of San Pietro were too stunned to realize they had been liberted.
Topics: Filmmaking., Motion pictures,, Television.
Educational Films
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Basic instructional film for classroom use
Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Paul Killiam Productions
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Film Firsts Part 2 (1959) Includes classic silent films and footage of some of film's firsts, including the first cartoon, the first Tarzan, and excerpts from "cliffhanger" serials from 1914-1929. First animated cartoon (1909); use of life- sized models and miniaturization in horror films; introduction of the “business tycoon'' and social criticism; symbolic freeze of ac- tion; table-top photography; double expo- sure and mirrors for special effects; under- water photography (1917);...
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Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
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Topics: African-American, Cities - New York City
Educational Films
by MacDougall, David. pro; MacDougall, Judith. pro
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Note: With English subtitles
Topics: Ethnology, Turkana (African people), Anthropology, Manners and customs
Educational Films
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In 1967 Dr. Margaret Mead, world famous anthropologist, returns to the village of Peri on Manus Island, New Guinea, which she previously visited in 1928 and 1954. She tells the story of the people's emergence from the stone age existence, on her first trip, into modern ways of living
Topics: New Guinea., Anthropology., Women.
Educational Films
by Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Save the Panda Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film A study of the nature and cause of schizophrenia, the world's most prevalent mental illness. Examines biochemical and environmental factors as revealed in experimental work done with actual patients.
Topics: Giant panda., China., Mammals, Biology.
Educational Films
by National Film Board of Canada
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Uses medieval settings, music, and animation, in order to present a version of the Christmas story. Without narration
Topics: Jesus Christ, Children's films, Christmas stories, Nativity
Educational Films
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Educational Films
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Why Do We Still Have Mountains Examines the psychological causes of wife beating and the emotional, as well as physical, repercussions on women and their children. Discusses the emergence of wife beating as a serious social problem and offers possible solutions.
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Topics: Mountains, Erosion
Educational Films
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Topic: Propaganda War Film Educational WWII
Educational Films
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Topic: Women''s Issues Women