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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
by Dorothy Fadiman
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WORLD  PEACE is a Local Issue  opens with these words:  "In a democracy, the most important office is that of the private citizen ." Justice Louis Brandeis.    The film   documents how local efforts can impact national issues.  The story begins in 1983 showing actions, worldwide, toward reining in escalation of the nuclear arms race.   In a suburban community, 300 people show up, petitioning their City Council to pass a Nuclear Freeze. Their impassioned pleas overcome Council...
Topics: Activism, anti-nuclear, anti-war, citizen activists, citizen lobbyists, cold war era, democracy,...
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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
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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: gill, annie, steve, brain injury, music, singing
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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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.  Computer expert Chuck Herrin describes how he wirelessly changed 1.3 million votes from a parking lot outside of an election building.
Topics: rigging, election, fadiman, dorothy, elections at risk
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by Dorothy Fadiman
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WORLD PEACE is a Local Issue documents the efforts of citizens working together to convince their City Council to adopt a Nuclear Weapons Freeze Resolution. 300 residents showed up to make their case.  This film focuses on how the impassioned pleas of these people resulted in Council Members changing either positions, ensuring passage of the Nuclear Freeze Resolution.  Using state of the art digital technology, Dorothy and her team have upgraded and updated the film.  The new version...
Topics: Nuclear Freeze Resolution, Dorothy Fadiman, Palo Alto City Council, Palo Alto, Anti-Nuclear,...
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Exit polls on election night 2004 showed a commanding lead for John Kerry. By the end of the night, there had been a "red shift" throughout swing states, giving George Bush the electoral votes he needed to retain the Presidency.
Topics: vote tallies, elections at risk, dorothy, fadiman
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