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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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Produced by Dorothy Fadiman , OSCAR-nominated Director of STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote In the 2016 Presidential Election, 98% of our votes will be recorded on memory cards and counted by computers. Who is programming those computers and who, then, counts our votes? This mini-doc takes a look at the voting and vote-counting process, with some alarming results.
Topics: clip, stealing america, vote counts
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Concentric Media, Dorothy Fadiman
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STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote brings together behind-the-scenes perspectives pointing to key past elections, with a focus on the Presidential election, of 2004. This film (winner of Broadcast Critics of American top award) features startling stories that shed light on more than a decade of vote counts that don't match votes cast – uncounted ballots, vote switching, undervotes and other examples of election results that warrant serious investigation. Learn how to recognize problems when you...
Topics: stealing america, rigged, election
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by Concentric Media
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A Daring Journey follows three individuals who risked their lives to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. Their stories are a microcosm of the reality that many undocumented individuals face: working hard without legal status to earn a living and, at the same time, pursuing education. Narrated by Peter Coyote Includes subtitles in Spanish
Topics: daring journey, film, documentary, dorothy fadiman, owen tomlins, ruben robles, immigration
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by Dorothy Fadiman
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STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote brings together behind-the-scenes perspectives from key races in 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2008, with a focus on the U.S. presidential election of 2004. Startling stories from the film shed light on more than a decade of vote counts that don't match votes cast – uncounted ballots, vote switching, undervotes and many other examples of election totals that warrant serious investigation.
Topics: trailer, stealing, america, fadiman, dorothy, voter, irregularities, fraud, voting machines
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Produced by Dorothy Fadiman , OSCAR-nominated Director of STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote During the 2016 Primary Election, many people reported difficulties voting. Problems ranged from registration issues to not enough polling sites. One of the most concerning issues was that Exit Polls tallies did not match final voting results in many Democratic State Primaries. The Republican Party did not report this problem. This mini-doc looks at Exit Poll questions that came up in the Democratic...
Topic: exit polls, fadiman, dorothy, election at risk, election, 2016 election
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People who offer unconditional loving support to someone with a disability can transform a challenged person's life from a struggle to a meaningful journey. In this film, a blind, brain injured woman lives a full life because of the quality of attention she receives from her parents, sister and helpers.
Topics: annie, gill, brain, injury, injured, music, singing, family, support, community, steve gill
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by Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign. E-Voting machines malfunction frequently, leading to long lines, votes flipping between candidates on touch screens and unverifiable final tallies. electionsatrisk.org/
Topics: voting machine, election, elections at risk, dorothy, fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign. Clint Curtis, a veteran computer programmer, testifies at a U.S. Congressional Hearing about being contacted by a Florida Congress person to rig Florida's elections.
Topics: clint curtis, election, rigged, rigging
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign. Voting machine malfunctions on election day 2004 lead to significant delays, especially in low income communities.
Topics: voting, machines, election, voter, disenfranchisement, disenfranchised, fadiman, dorothy, stealing...
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by Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Journalists speak out about the mainstream media's failure to report election irregularities and discrepancies occurring throughout the country.
Topics: media, voter, fraud, election fraud, silence, fadiman, dorothy
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by Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Technical security expert Bruce O'Dell describes the lack of transparency for electronic voting machine companies that won't allow independent audits.
Topics: election at risk, voting, computer, voter fraud, dorothy, fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  "Did I do the wrong thing by contacting the FBI and providing them with evidence?" A citizen testifies before Members of Congress about trying to report evidence of over-voting in Ohio, where the top state election official is also the co-chair of the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign.
Topics: congress, ohio, voting, election, fraud, fadiman, dorothy
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by Concentric Media
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2012 | 1 min 58 secs No Birth Control: Lana's Story Lana risked death if she gave birth. To save her life, she had a backalley abortion. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: abortion, backalley
In the 2016 Presidential Election, significant discrepancies appeared between exit polls and the final tallies in seven states. Six of the seven states—Ohio, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Nevada—were also battleground states with outcome-altering results. As Jonathan Simon points out in his book, “ CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century, ” focusing on swing states is the most effective way to influence an election.
Topics: election, 2016, presidential, exit polls, jonathan simon
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Election night 2004 raised serious questions across the country. Experts, politicians, reporters, and everyday folks all observed a troubling chain of events, leading to suspicion of widespread election fraud. People from coast to coast reported machine breakdowns, voter disenfranchisement, irregular tallies and mass confusion.
Topics: election at risk, election night 2004, election fraud, dorothy, fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Warren County, Ohio. In the days following the 2004 election, 92,000 votes are "counted" in secret. Independent observers are locked out of the building. Verification of the accuracy of vote totals was never achieved.
Topics: elections at risk, ohio, 2004 election, bush
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by Concentric Media
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Arranging Safe Abortions: Jane 2 012 | 2 mins 25 secs Women offered illegal abortion counseling under the code name " Jane "
Topics: abortion, illegal, jane, anonymous
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Providing Abortion Services: The Challenge 2012 | 1 min 44 secs Anti-abortion arson at her clinic only deepened this provider's commitment to serve women's health needs. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: challenge abortion services, arson, threats, clinic, abortion
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The Danger of Illegal Abortions: Dorothy's Story 2012 | 1 min 25 secs A Filmmaker who survived a life-threatening backalley abortion tells her story. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: backalley, back alley, abortion, illegal, survived, scared, dorothy, fadiman, concentric, media
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by Concentric Media
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2012 | 1 min 43 secs When Abortion Was Illegal Medical professionals recall when abortion was illegal as they describe the tragedies they remember. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: abortion, when abortion was illegal, choice, concentric media, doctors, when abortion was illegal,...
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by Concentric Media
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Searching for a Safe Abortion : Russ ' s Story 2012 | 2 mins 27 secs Russ, when a professor, risked arrest to find an illegal abortion for a student.
Topics: abortion, risks, illegal
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Pro - Choice Clergy Risk Arrest to Find Safe Abortions 2012 | 3 mins 37 secs Pro - choice clergy joined together to find safe illegal abortions for desperate women.
Topics: abortion, choice, clergy, help