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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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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...
Topics: daring, journey, spanish, fadiman, dorothy, tomlins, owen, robles, ruben, immigration, eastside...