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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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Children's poetry dramatizations.
Topics: vhs, poetry, educational, children
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
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50 years ago this fall, on November 20, a group of people that came to be known as Indians of All Tribes began a 18-month occupation of Alcatraz Island. This act of self-determination emerged from conditions faced on reservations and in urban centers, from the activism of the Third World Strike at San Francisco State, and resulted in major changes taking place across the continent. From a new consciousness of sovereignty to at least ten major policy and law shifts, Mary Jean Robertson , host of...
Topics: occupation, 1969, Alcatraz, Indians of All Nations, AIM, indigenous, canoe, San Francisco, American...
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"...journey to the Middle East...cruise on the Nile, bazaar in Cairo, Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, Mount Sinai, bottom of the Red Sea, Jerusalem's religious sites, Masada, relaxing in the therapeutic Dead Sea"
Topics: vhs, Egyptology, King Tut, Nile, bazaar in Cairo, Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, Mount Sinai,...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
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International volunteers rushed to Spain in 1936 after General Francisco Franco led a military coup against the Spanish Republic.  Adam Hochschild , author of  Spain In Our Hearts , brings to life remarkable characters in this bloody and bitter conflict that consumed Spain for 3 years. 80 years ago this spring the conflict ended, leaving the country under three decades of military dictatorship.
Topics: Revolution, Barcelona, Madrid, Spain, Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, FDR, Franklin Roosevelt,...
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Andy Pollack came to San Francisco as a teen in the late 1960s and fell in with the Diggers for a time. Later he went to the New College Law School and became an alternative tax lawyer to hundreds. He was a director of The Farm in the early 1980s when it became a storied punk rock venue, he spent time in the far north of California at the infamous Black Bear compound (a Digger-ish back-to-the-land project), and much more... he has a unique perspective on what being "alternative" in...
Topics: underground, counterculture, hippies, pot, Diggers, New College, Law School, The Farm, punk rock,...
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The San Francisco Poster Syndicate has been creating inspiring silkscreen posters at protests, demonstrations, street fairs, art events, and parties for the past decade or more. A steady stream of new participants has kept it fresh, and tonight we’ll hear from veterans and newbies alike. Art Hazelwood, Jos Sances, Lucia Ippolito, Joanna Ruckman , and Christopher Statton , and more!
Topics: posters, political posters, art and politics, free, silkscreening, demonstrations, public space,...