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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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Rumi Nagashima
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83
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6,457
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by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rumi Nagashima, a college student and girl scout troop leader from Tokyo, Japan. She was 22 years old at the time of the shoot. Rumi Nagashima was born in 1984 in Higashi-Koganei, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan. At the time of the Global Lives Project shoot, she was about to graduate from Atomi University with a degree in Management Studies, and had a job lined-up with Fujitsu as a systems engineer. Due to an accident in 2005, she lost the...
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Jamila Jad
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102
ITEMS
5,703
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Jamila Jad, an elementary school student from Beirut, Lebanon. She was 9 years old at the time of the shoot. Born from a Lebanese mother and a Palestinian father, Jamila Jad inherited the nationality of her father. She is one of 400,000 officially registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Jamila was born and raised in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, where she attends public school and dreams of becoming a doctor. The oldest of four...
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Muttu Kumar
collection
81
ITEMS
2,887
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by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Muttu Kumar, a postcard seller and tour guide from Hampi, India. He was 18 years old at the time of the shoot. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu Kumar speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and postcard salesman in Hampi, India where the architectural achievements of the Vijaynagar Empire have been declared a UNESCO World...
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Rael Feliciano
collection
94
ITEMS
2,804
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rael Feliciano, a hip-hop singer and city permit inspector. He was 23 years old at the time of the shoot. Better known as Rael, Israel Feliciano was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his GLP shoot in 2006, he was an emerging hip-hop artist who paid the bills working as a city permit inspector. Rael has been a performer since childhood, when he and his brother would break dance in the city center and at school...
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Edith Kaphuka
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97
ITEMS
2,645
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Edith Kaphuka, a student from Ngwale Village, Zomba District, Malawi. She was 13 years old at the time of the shoot. Edith Kaphuka was a 13-year-old student at Domasi Mission Primary School in Zomba District, Malawi during her Global Lives Project shoot in 2007. The oldest of four girls, Edith has many responsibilities at her home in Ngwale Village, such as fetching water, cleaning the dishes, and gardening. Her little sister, Memory,...
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Dadah
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81
ITEMS
2,440
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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eye 2,440
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Dadah, a farmer from Sarimukti Village, Indonesia. She was 32 years old at the time of the shoot. Dadah is a mother of three from Sarimukti, a Sundanese village in the highlands of West Java. She and her husband are farm workers on a state-owned plantation that dates back to Dutch colonial days. They are practicing Muslims and active members of the Pasundan Farmers' Union, which lobbies for both land re-distribution among farmers and...
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Zhanna Dosmailova
collection
82
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2,184
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Zhanna Dosmailova, a child from Vannovka, Kazakhstan. She was 5 years old at the time of the shoot. Zhanna Dosmailova has grown up in an orphanage, though she is not an orphan herself. Her mother is the orphanage's director, and her father is its driver and maintenance manager. They live in Vannovka, Southern Kazakhstan, near the Tien Shan mountains. Five-year-old Zhanna and her two older brothers often play Wii and other games with...
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Kai Liu
collection
84
ITEMS
1,910
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot. Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for...
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Dusan Lazic
collection
46
ITEMS
1,562
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 1,562
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Dusan Lazic, a beekeeper and retired engineer from Vojka, Serbia. He was 57 years old at the time of the shoot. Dusan Lazic turned to beekeeping in 2004 after having difficulty finding work as an engineer. He lives in Vojka, Serbia. Born in 1942, he has experienced firsthand many of the tumultuous events that have shaped modern East European history, including the rise and fall of communism, the Yugoslav wars, and Serbian independence....
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James Bullock
collection
15
ITEMS
929
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of James Bullock, a cable car drive in San Francisco, California. He was 56 at the time of the shoot. James Bullock was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Virginia. Both his parents were factory workers. James moved to San Diego in 1968 to serve as a medic in the Marine Corps. He then shifted to San Francisco in 1971, where he married his wife Nina, a construction forewoman. James has worked in public transportation for more than 30...
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