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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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South San Francisco Historical Society
by South San Francisco Historical Society
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Note: Due to original recording: loud clicking noise throughout in parts 3 and 4; high background noise. Call Number: SSF026; SSF027
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.
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Controversy of Samaritans view of themselves as true Israelites. Stops almost immediately.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.
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Instrumental music.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Yemen (Republic)
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Opening narration about Cochin Jews
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by 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
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Story of a boy going to pay a tax to an imam.
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Stringed instrument, singing, audio cuts in and out
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Indistinguishable shouting
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man chanting, with voiceover narration
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man and woman saying camera, speed, action, and stop
Topic: Jews.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Origins of Jews in Cochin
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Beginning of Cochin narration
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Brief geographic description of the location of Samaria.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing ululating and drumming
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Narration about history of Samaritans
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Going over history of Samaritans over 3000 years
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing and chanting relating to the holiday of Sukkot.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Flute music, singing, audio cuts in and out.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing that cuts out around 37 second mark
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Muffled praying service
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Woman upset that the community is coming to an end
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Interspersed singing and outdoor noises
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Audio cuts in an d out, wman discussing past in Nevatim
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Audio starts 10:50, cuts out 11:42, starts again 12:54, cuts out 18:22 for rest of tape indistigushable shouting, interview.
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man singing, whole room singing, drumming, audio cuts in and out
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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History of Jews in Konkon potentate organizations
Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Samaritans reject images of G-D.
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Child talking about school, with baby bablbing in background
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by 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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Side B is Blank; Distortion in playback due to deterioration around 0:02:00 - 0:04:00, audio shifting unevenly between channels. Discussing immigration to Israel, repeating things over and over.
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Discussing real sense of community in Cochin, lamenting emigration to Israel. Audio cuts in and out
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing, and praying
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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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
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Centrality of Mt. Gerizim in Samaritan belief
Topic: Samaritans -- Israel
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing and drumming
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Baby crying, women talking. Audio cuts in and out
Topic: Jews -- Yemen (Republic)
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Full video detailing the traditions and struggles of Yemenite Jews.
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- India
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Indistiguishable mumbling
Topic: Jews -- India.
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Singing and drum instrumentals with ululating
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man speaking in Hebrew about the Jewish community in Yemen
Topic: Jews -- Yemen