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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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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Apr 18, 2010 Middlebury College
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James L. Kugel delivers the 2010 Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies on reading and interpreting the Bible
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Bible, Religion, Literature, Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies
Middlebury Special Collections
Nov 14, 2006 Middlebury College
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Research in occult practices actually revived during the Enlightenment. Using a segment of a book he is in the process of writing, Monod explores the reasons for occultism's positive image during this time period. Paul Monod is A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History at Middlebury College. This is his inaugural lecture. Filmed as a video; this is the audio portion only.
Topics: Enlightenment, Occultism, Gnosticism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Apr 21, 2006 Middlebury College
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Peck talks about his new book, and provides a picture of Jewish life and culture in Germany since reunification. Jeffrey Peck is Professor of Community, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University and a senior Fellow-in-Residence at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Middlebury College. Dept. of Religion Hillel Cook Commons
Topics: Jews, German Jews, Identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Apr 18, 2006 Middlebury College
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An explanation of the strategic and political issues surrounding Iran's nuclear program, and the U.S. response. Farhang is an Iranian-born author and former diplomat. He served as revolutionary Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations and worked as a mediator in the early months of the Iran-Iraq war. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Nuclear nonproliferation, Nuclear nonproliferation--Goverment policy, Iran, Lectures, Middlebury...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Apr 6, 2006 Middlebury College
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Marcie Cohen Ferris delivers the 2005-2006 Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies. 
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, American food, Jewish culture, American South
Middlebury Special Collections
Apr 6, 2006 Middlebury College
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The speakers discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan, the emergence of women as a political force, and the challenges to implementing the equal rights status in the new constitution, which Gailani helped to write. Gailani, chairperson of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, served as a delegate to the Emergency Loya Jirga -- The Grand Council -- of 2002, a gathering that elected Hamid Karzai as the President of Transitional Government of Afghanistan. Nirschel, founder of the Initiative to...
Topics: Women, Afghanistan, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
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Bleich argues that Muslims have been constructed as ethno-racial outsiders in Western Europe over the past twenty years. Although the term "Muslim" was scarcely applied to immigrant communities in the decades following World War Two, the late 1980s and then the early 21st century marked two significant turning points in European conceptions of Muslims. He also argues that this construction of images was a political process, with media, political, and civic elites contributing to...
Topics: Muslims, Ethnic relations, Islam, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Mar 1, 2006 Middlebury College
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What has been termed the global religious revival has been broadly perceived as proving that religious identity is more powerful than national identity. A broad comparative analysis suggests that this perception of the two forms of group identity as opposed and weighted in favor of religion is overdrawn: it suggests that the religious revival has operated primarily within the confines of national groups and that even so-called universal religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and...
Topics: Religion, Sociology, Nation-states, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Feb 15, 2006 Middlebury College
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Nuovo's lecture explores the ways in which John Locke's religious outlook influenced how he thought about politics and toleration, in particular with respect to his notion of the law of nature and its unusual rigor, and the limits of toleration. Nuovo discusses the ways in which Locke's religious motives combined with other more worldly ones in his thinking on these themes and, more broadly, how these relate to his frequently repeated characterization of himself as a lover of truth and as a...
Topics: Locke, John, 1632-1704, Philosophy, Religion, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 23, 2005 Middlebury College
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For decades, two assumptions have been part of the scientific understanding of global warming-(1) natural forces kept Earth's climate in a warm 'interglacial' state for several millennia, and (2) humans first began to alter this state during the industrial era (the last two centuries). Both of these assumptions are flawed: natural processes have been pushing climate toward a cooler, partly glaciated state for thousands of years, and emissions of greenhouse gases from early farming held off most...
Topics: Global warming, Climatic changes, Global environmental change, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
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Aditya Mahendra Raval, from the Class of 1998, is the State Department producer for ABC News. On 9-11, he was sent to cover the attack at the Pentagon. He served as an associate producer for the Justice Department beat specializing in covering civil liberties in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. In the run-up to the war in Iraq, he was sent to Cairo, Egypt to report on the Arab viewpoint. During the actual war, he was stationed at US Central Command Headquarters in Doha, Qatar reporting...
Topics: International relations, Diplomacy, United States, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
1989 Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man talking about photos. He is in Haifa, but they are from Cochin. Dorection for all this is audible.
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
Sep 1, 1988 Spector, Johanna L.,
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Child talking about school, with baby bablbing in background
Topic: Jews -- India.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Apr 17, 1988 Middlebury College
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Arthur Hertzberg delivers the inaugural Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies, examining the historical context that continues to form the religious and political atmosphere of the Middle East. In particular, he presents the Jewish and the Arab response to the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Hertzberg argues that progress toward peace in the Middle East would come only through agreements reached by means of intervention by the superpowers.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Arab nationalism, Jewish nationalism, Israel, Middle East --...
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Opening narration about Cochin Jews
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Lecture (in English) on archeological finds relating to the Samaritan temple.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Guitars and singing, also chatter. Audio cuts in and out.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Yemen (Republic)
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Indistinguishable shouting
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Story of a boy going to pay a tax to an imam.
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Middlebury Special Collections
- Middlebury College
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Interview with Toni Morrison conducted by Bob Buckeye
Topics: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College, Morrison, Toni, Interviews, African American...
Source: f8af19770824-01
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Stringed instrument, singing, audio cuts in and out
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Audio starts 7:11, stops 9:26, starts again 16:10, stops 17:14. Music and singing
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Audio cuts in and out. History of Jews in Cochin
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Beginning of Cochin narration
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India
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Explaining the 3 communites of Jews in India. Curtain colors on holidays
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man chanting, with voiceover narration
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man talking in Hebrew, woman singing, goats, striking noises.
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Origins of Jews in Cochin
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Woman talking about song of Rachel looking for Joseph, choirs singing, audio cuts in and out.
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man and woman saying camera, speed, action, and stop
Topic: Jews.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Talking about a bride going to elders' houses for blessing and then resting in house before wedding
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Going over history of Samaritans over 3000 years
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Brief geographic description of the location of Samaria.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Beginning of introduction to Samaritan rituals, Gap from 0:20:46 - 0:23:26; Side B is Blank; High Background Noise on Tape
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Narration about history of Samaritans
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing ululating and drumming
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Singing that cuts out around 37 second mark
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- India
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Controversy of Samaritans view of themselves as true Israelites. Stops almost immediately.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
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Woman upset that the community is coming to an end
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Singing
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
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Singing and chanting relating to the holiday of Sukkot.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Muffled praying service
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Flute music, singing, audio cuts in and out.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Situation of the Malabari emigrating to Israel. Discussing the centrality of the synagogue in Cochin. Audio cuts in and out. Imports and exports going to Europe and Israel.
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Discussion of different visitors to the Pardesi community in Cochin, including maharajas, and British nobility.
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Instrumental music.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Beginning of the history of Jews in Yemen, including legend of King Solomon and Queen of Saba (Yemen)
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Discussing rituals Samaritans do for Passover. Audio cuts in and out
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
- Spector, Johanna L.,
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Talking about the intricate rituals involved in the Seder
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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History of Jews in Konkon potentate organizations
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Audio cuts in an d out, wman discussing past in Nevatim
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Centrality of Mt. Gerizim in Samaritan belief
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Singing and drumming
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Samaritans reject images of G-D.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Audio starts at 8:27 cuts in and out. Chirping birds, singing and drumming.
Topic: Jews -- Yemen (Republic)
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Man talking about emigration to Israel, man talking about his career as doctor, lack of quorum, even for holidays. Audio cuts in and out
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
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Topic: Jews -- Israel