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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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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Dance, Ceramics, Kathakali dance
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Republic Day ceremonies, Republic Day celebrations, New Delhi, Dance performance, Parades
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Khajuraho temple, Hindu temples, Khajuraho
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 7
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Agra, Gwalior, Snake charming, Mongoose, Cobra, Taj Mahal, Gwalior palace, Rug weaving
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Sri Lanka, Kandy, Esala Perahera, Buddhism, Buddhist festivals, Tamil people, Hinduism, Delhi,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Sikkim, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Tibetan dance, Tibetan refugees, .
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304 or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Assam, Assamese people, India, Weaving, Adivasis
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 6
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Narainpur, Jagdalpur, Dantewara, Stilt dancing, Dance, Village life, Sericulture, Distillation,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Republic Day ceremonies, Republic Day celebrations, Delhi, Dance performance, Parades, Bharat...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 2
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Iron smelting, Marketplace, Seoni, Gondia, Deori, Narainpur, Madhya Pradesh
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Kashmir, India, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Anchar Lake, Wular Lake
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Manipur, Imphal, Lake Loktak, Kolkata, Calcutta, Calcutta zoo.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 2
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Elephant training, Mahouts, Elephants, Tittimatti Game Sanctuary, Mudumalai Sanctuary?, Wood inlay,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Nepal, Kathmandu, Buddhism, Pilgrims, Tibetan refugees.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Mica mine, Lime kiln, Vishnu temple, Hindu temples, Rice cultivation, Jaipur, Ongole,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Kathakali dance, Ghats, Varanasi, Gymnastics
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Assam, Imphal (Manipur), Textiles, Weaving, Kadi, Spinning, Appliqué, Adivasi, Tai-Ahom people,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 2
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, Alleppey, Alappuzha, Cochin, Kochi, Hindu temples, Fishermen, Ocean...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Agra, Taj Mahal, Textiles, Zardari embroidery, Mosques, Turtles
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 5
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Mysore, Mysuru, Bangalore, Bengaluru, Sericulture, Wood inlay, Incense making
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Kalimpong, Tibetan refugees, Buddhism
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 2
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Hyderabad region, Wedding ceremonies, Wedding rituals, Weaving, Village life.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Village life, Sadhu, Talc mine, Adivasis
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: India, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sadhu, Sanyasi, Jewelry making, Jewelry
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              215-898-8304      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and...
Topics: India, Benares, Varanasi, Ganges River, Textiles
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Lost wax bronze casting, Weaving, Ceramics, Tanjore, Thanjavor, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Shaving, Basket weaving, Hindu priests, Narainpur, Jagdalpur, Halba people, Adivasis
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 3
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Hyderabad, Warangal, Orugallu, Jewelry making, Weaving, Spinning, Wedding ceremonies
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 2
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: India, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Nepal, Paper making, Hawa Mahal, Metalworking, Handcrafts
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 1
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Marketplace, Village life, Ceramics, Kunnamkulam, Trichur Thrissur, Ootacamund, Ooty, Mysore, Mysuru
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Ganges River, Metal casting, Weaving, Varanasi
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Varanasi, New Delhi, Dance performance, Republic Day celebrations
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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favorite 2
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Carpet weaving, Rug weaving, Varanasi, Brick making, Handcrafts
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, Weaving, Ivory carving, Tie-dying, Hindu temples