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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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Host Al Pages speaks with Judith Thornton, Professor of Economics, University of Washington. Professor Thornton talks about Soviet military spending and the political structure. She explains how the Party decides what share of the national income will be saved, and how much will go for defense, health and education. The ethnic diversity of the nation is discussed as well.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon reflection. 
Topics: Thornton, Judith, Soviet Union -- History, Soviet Union -- Economic policy, Soviet Union -- Ethnic...
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John Goodlad, author of the highly acclaimed A Place Called School and visiting professor at the University of Washington School of Education, discusses his holistic view of our school system and presents some dissenting views on some widely held opinions. For example, "There is nothing in the formal education of our citizens to prepare them to be voters and taxpayers in the educational realm other than what they pick up by being a parent."  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment...
Topics: Goodlad, John I, Education -- United States, Public schools -- United States, Upon Reflection
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Lucy Berliner, Supervisor of Child Research Projects, Harborview Hospital's Sexual Assault Center, Seattle, explores with host Al Page the painful subject of child abuse. The "system" has failed many children and it continues to "treat the symptom and ignore the cause." Berliner offers suggestions for changing the system. "The real problem [with child prostitution] is the market. There are people who live off these kids." Berliner discusses those "kids,"...
Topics: Berliner, Lucy, Child welfare, Teenage prostitution, Upon Reflection
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Kurt Lang, Director, School of Communications, University of Washington, discusses public opinion polls and mass media. Lang's research is used by every major polling organization in the nation. He presents an "insiders view" of television; a view of polls, politics, news sources and resources.  Originally broadcast as a segment of the television series Upon reflection. 
Topics: Lang Kurt 1924-, elevision broadcasting of news -- United States, Mass media criticism, Mass media...