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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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Dadah
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81
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2,437
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 2,437
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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Dusan Lazic
collection
46
ITEMS
1,561
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 1,561
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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Edith Kaphuka
collection
97
ITEMS
2,644
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 2,644
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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Ivan Montano
collection
49
ITEMS
3,108
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 3,108
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Ivan Montaño, a horse-cart driver and tailor from Cali, Colombia. This video was produced by Claudia Quigua, Diego Eraso, Carlos A. Sanchez, Nelson Gomez, Carlos H Tofiño, Daniel F. Gomez, and Harvey Paz. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topic: global lives
James Bullock
collection
15
ITEMS
929
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 929
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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Jamila Jad
collection
102
ITEMS
5,703
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 5,703
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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Kai Liu
collection
84
ITEMS
1,908
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 1,908
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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Lara Aragon
collection
51
ITEMS
3,472
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 3,472
This is a 24-hour video recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon, a traveling clown and on-screen participant featured in Lives in Transit from Magaluf, Spain. This video was produced by Mara Pérez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodríguez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit www.globallives.org .
Topic: global lives project
Mingmar Lama
collection
51
ITEMS
4,170
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 4,170
This is a 24-hour video recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama, a seasonal harvester of yartsa gumbu, or caterpillar fungus, and farmer. Mingmar is an on-screen participant featured in Lives in Transit from the Tsum Valley of Nepal. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This...
Topic: global lives project
Muttu Kumar
collection
81
ITEMS
2,886
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 2,886
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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Pierre Vallee
collection
53
ITEMS
3,513
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 3,513
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallee, a boat pilot living in Trois Rivières in the province of Quebec, Canada. This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce, and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topic: global lives
Rael Feliciano
collection
94
ITEMS
2,798
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 2,798
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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Rumi Nagashima
collection
83
ITEMS
6,432
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 6,432
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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Seunghwan Seo
collection
50
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3,337
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 3,337
This is a 24-hour video recording of a day in the life of Seunghwan Seo, an employee of a company called Anyman which provides virtually any service for people all around Seoul. Seunghwan is an on-screen participant of the Global Lives Project featured in Lives in Transit from Seoul, South Korea. This video was produced by Sam Queen, Rachel Gist, Jee Young Lee, Michael Stulberg, Marisol Park, Nayoung Jung, Joel Elliott, and Cole Quinlan. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video...
Topic: global lives project
Zhanna Dosmailova
collection
82
ITEMS
2,183
VIEWS
by Global Lives Project
collection
eye 2,183
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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