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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Fadiman Social Documentaries
Aug 26, 2016 Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Computer expert Chuck Herrin describes how he wirelessly changed 1.3 million votes from a parking lot outside of an election building.
Topics: rigging, election, fadiman, dorothy, elections at risk
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Aug 25, 2016 Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Exit polls on election night 2004 showed a commanding lead for John Kerry. By the end of the night, there had been a "red shift" throughout swing states, giving George Bush the electoral votes he needed to retain the Presidency.
Topics: vote tallies, elections at risk, dorothy, fadiman
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 7, 2016 Dorothy Fadiman
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People who offer unconditional loving support to someone with a disability can transform a challenged person's life from a struggle to a meaningful journey. In this film, a blind, brain injured woman lives a full life because of the quality of attention she receives from her parents, sister and helpers.
Topics: gill, annie, steve, brain injury, music, singing
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jan 15, 2014 Dorothy Fadiman
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WORLD  PEACE is a Local Issue  opens with these words:  "In a democracy, the most important office is that of the private citizen ." Justice Louis Brandeis.    The film   documents how local efforts can impact national issues.  The story begins in 1983 showing actions, worldwide, toward reining in escalation of the nuclear arms race.   In a suburban community, 300 people show up, petitioning their City Council to pass a Nuclear Freeze. Their impassioned pleas overcome Council...
Topics: Activism, anti-nuclear, anti-war, citizen activists, citizen lobbyists, cold war era, democracy,...