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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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Academic Film Archive of North America
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The real star here is the late aerial photographer James Freeman, whose breathtaking helicopter shots of Mayan and Aztec ruins at sunrise and sunset won an Academy Award for this film in 1971. Although the English version was narrated by Orson Welles, the Spanish version, narrated by Ricardo Montalban, is in better keeping with the ethnic aspect of the film, and no knowledge of Spanish is needed to appreciate his dramatic impact. Don't be put off by the heroic musical score: this film is...
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Topics: Maya, Aztec, helicopter, Chichen Itza, Monte Alban, Tulum, Toltec, Uxmal, Palenque
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Academic Film Archive of North America
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'Otra Carta' was the final film in the 'La Familia Fernández' series of 54 Spanish language instruction films distributed by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films (EB) in 1965, produced by Milan Herzog and directed by Irving Rusinow. The curriculum developer was John W. Oller. Here, various sites in Mexico City are shown, including the relatively traffic-free Avenida de la Reforma, and and the flower-laden boats of Xochimilco. For more on EB's foreign-language instruction films of the early 1960s,...
Topic: Encyclopedia Britannica Films
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Lesson 11 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Emilio en España' Spanish language instruction series of 1965. This film focuses on age-old farming practices in the Meseta Central, including mule and wooden plow. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Topics: Meseta Central, Spain, Spanish language instruction
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Contemporary dance performance
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by Milan Herzog
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Lesson 12 in Encyclopaedia Britannica's 'Emilio en España' Spanish language instruction series of 1965. This film focuses on the mill culture of La Mancha as they visit an ancient waterwheel (noria), a country bakery, and view the fascinating inner workings of a centuries-old windmill, as they tour the Meseta Central in their Land Rover Series II SWB. For more on EB's foreign language series of films from the early 1960s, visit http://www.afana.org/ebforeign.htm
Topics: Land Rover Series II, La Mancha, windmill, noria, Spanish language instruction
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Fadiman Social Documentaries
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A Daring Journey: From Immigration to Education follows three stories about individuals who risked their lives to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. The film begins with each giving a vivid description of his journey and then explores their struggles to earn a living in the shadows of our immigration system. We follow their stories as they pursue their dreams. Luis, Sergio and Ruben Jr., all seek higher education. Luis seeks a Master's Degree and Sergio seeks to be allowed to...
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University of Washington Libraries
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Contents: Flamenco music and dance. “Bulerias & solea por buleria”. Anzonini del Puerto (Manuel Bermudez)voice, “tabla”, palmas, dance; accompanied by Gary Hayes /guitar. Recorded by Gary Margason, John Ricker and Lucy Dunsmoor at the University of Washington Meany orchestral practice studio. S-122. El Lindo Pajarito. Las Cuatro Milpas.       S-123. Malhombre. “Polkita”. Amor Bonito. Hace un Ano. The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives’ Garfias Film...
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Lara waits for the show to start and passes time by chatting to other circus artists. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon. This video was produced by Mara Pérez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodr�_guez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Magaluf, Spain, circus, backstage, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Lara spends time with the other artists before the show starts. She enters the ring and performs the first songs of the show. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon. This video was produced by Mara Pérez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodr�_guez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Magaluf, Spain, circus, show, clowns, songs, audience, backstage, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
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