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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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Khan Academy
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The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006, by Bangladeshi American educator Salman Khan. With the stated mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the website supplies a free online collection of more than 2,400 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics and now computer science.
Topics: Khan Academy, education, lessons, Salman Khan
Academic Film Archive of North America
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379
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1.7M
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The mission of The Academic Film Archive of North America (AFA) is to acquire, preserve, document, and promote academic film by providing an archive, resource, and forum for continuing scholarly advancement and public exhibition. The AFA defines academic film as any film in the broad subject areas of the Humanities and Sciences which were sold into secondary school, university, and public libraries. Such films might have been made by educational film companies, television networks, non-profit...
TED Talks
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2,942
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956,864
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by Academic conference, Richard Saul Wurman, Harry Marks, technology, design
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TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading." http://www.ted.com/ Videos in this collection include originals in 420p quality MPEG4 16:9 aspect ratio, and a derived letter-boxed version in NTSC Standard Definition MPEG2 in a 4:3 aspect ratio that is broadcast ready. This collection contains only those TedTalks that don't contain trailing commercials. TedTalks...
Topic: Ted Talks
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In its 120-year history, the University of Pennsylvania Museum has collected nearly one million objects, many obtained directly through its own field excavations or anthropological research. Three gallery floors feature materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia. This collection on the Internet Archive represents a portion of the motion picture...
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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100
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287,029
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The Timothy Leary Archive covers forty years of lectures, TV guest appearances, performance art, talk shows, and experimental films from Timothy's personal archives. News report of the start of this collection in February 2009.
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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69
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Oscar nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman's documentaries focus on social issues including education, women's rights, HIV prevention, and abortion. View a selection of her films here. Click for more information about Dorothy Fadiman's films . All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast any of Dorothy Fadiman's films .
movies are made
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877
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99,060
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Film snippets for teaching movie storytelling techniques
Topic: movie storytelling techniques
Global Lives Project
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1,237
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58,462
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The mission of the Global Lives Project is to collaboratively build a video library of human life experience that reshapes how we as both producers and viewers conceive of cultures, nations and people outside of our own communities. For more information, please visit globallives.org .
Topic: globallives
PBS | NPR Forum Network
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39
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by PBS | NPR Forum Network
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prototype for PBS | NPR Forum Network collections at archive.org The PBS | NPR Forum Network is dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in Boston and beyond. Through this online service hundreds of thousands of people worldwide listen to these talks wherever and whenever they choose....
A Year At The Wheel
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163
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46,140
VIEWS
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The people Shane and Amy Bugbee encountered all across America, every manner of character from every walk of life, were thoughtful and thinking, and they had a lot to say - much of it might be surprising. The footage contained in this collection is all of the raw footage from the entire project. These are the raw interviews as well as road footage of the couple with their dog Cheyenne and their turtle Myrtle, along with interviews and observations from their unique interview subjects, it also...
Topics: A Year At The Wheel, Paul Krassner, A Year At The Wheel, bugbees, shane bugbee, creatives,...
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Welcome to LION TV, the Library Information Literacy Online Network (LION) devoted to helping you learn all about the world of Information. Content for LION TV comes from the ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS), an international collaborative screencasting and video tutorial project. Whether you are wanting to learn how to do Research, use Google more effectively, understand what is an authoritative web site, or learn about a myriad of issues related to information (such as Privacy,...
Topics: LION, ANTS