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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 Washington Libraries
by Karen L Morell
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Ghanaian writer and scholar Kofi Awoonor speaks of the great influence of the Ewe oral tradition on his work and sings several of the songs of those poets. He reads selections from his own early poetry and discusses the difficult problem of resolving the tensions between his African identity and European culture. Concludes with an interview with Karen Morell focusing on a comparison between the past of the oral tradition and the modern African poet. Recorded in 1978 at the University of...
Topics: Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian poetry, Ewe poetry, African poetry, African oral tradition, University of...
University of Washington Libraries
by Karen L. Morell
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Trinidad Carnival, 1985 and 1987. Includes footage of Panorama, steel bands, carnival artists, Jouvert, and carnival bands on Monday and Tuesday.
Topics: Trinidad, Carnival, Steel Bands, Trinidad Artists, Carnival Bands, Smithsonian Exhibition
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Karl Hosch & Charles Walker Jr.
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1973 – “The Hero”.  Written, produced and directed by Karl Hosch & Charles Walker Jr.  Music by Peppi Marchello.  Cast:  Dallas Seifts, Andrea Mastro, John Schlingheyde, John Hardy, Cathy Anderson & Wolfgang Nordhom.  Filmed in Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Port Washington
University of Washington Libraries
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A 15-minute, detailed discussion of the city's efforts to preserve any Native American artifacts that might be disturbed in the process of building the Alki wastewater transfer station. Produced by King County Department of Metropolitan Services.
Topics: Duwamish River Watershed (Wash.), Excavations (Archaeology)--Washington (State), Indians of North...
University of Washington Libraries
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On June 29, 1994, two archaeological sites and one traditional cultural property (a Muckleshoot fishing site, ca. 1850), since nominated for the National Register of Historic Places, were found near White Lake, at the confluence of the Black and Duwamish rivers and in the path of the Alki Transfer/CSO control construction project. Archaeologists Lynn Larson and Dennis Lewarch discuss ancient travel routes and fishing/shellfish processing sites along the Duwamish River. Produced by King County...
Topics: Duwamish River Watershed (Wash.), Excavations (Archaeology)--Washington (State), Indians of North...
University of Washington Libraries
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A 10-minute documentary entitled "Archaeological update" about the Seattle public utilities' plan to expand the city's water treatment facilities, and the involvement of local Indian tribes in identifying sites of historic and cultural interest that might be affected by the plan.  Produced by King County Department of Metropolitan Services.
Topics: Duwamish River Watershed (Wash.), Excavations (Archaeology)--Washington (State), Indians of North...
University of Washington Libraries
by Kofi Awoonor, Karen L. Morell (producer)
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African Encounters Series An Ewe folktale: The Hunter and The Gazelle Kofi Awoonor narrates an English language version of the Ghanaian folktale entitled "The Hunter and The Gazelle.” Recorded in 1985 at the University of Washington, Seattle. (To hear audio of singing portion view the Ewe language video).
Topics: Ewe, Ghanaian Tales, Ewe Folklore, Ewe Tales, University of Washington