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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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Anarchivism
by Odyssey
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Powered by breathtaking, pioneering achievements in computer-generated imagery, Computer Animation Classics is a sensory-overloading roller coaster ride into the wildly experimental early years of digital animation. The short films in this anthology were made during the '80s, when commercials, network logos, and station IDs made the general public aware of the new medium of computer graphics.  Many of the films are portfolio pieces, demos, student works, and experiments in technique. Chapters:...
Topics: odyssey, mind's, eye, computer, animation, classics
Community Video
by Ohlone Profiles Project
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Ohlone Profiles Project at the Bayview Ecocenter, in partnership with Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ). Four days of sacred fire, sweat lodges, a Bear Dance, and an opening celebration for the Bayview Ecocenter
Topics: ohlone profiles project, san francisco, bayview
Ohlone Profiles Project
by Ohlone Profiles Project
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First Ohlone Big Time Gathering in Modern San Francisco. Three tribal dance groups, in a healing ceremony at the Yerba Buena Gardens.  First event that marks the revival of Ohlone tribal presence in San Francisco. 
Topics: Ohlone, Big Time Gathering, Humaya Dancers, Shingle Springs Dancers, Maidu, Elem Indian Colony,...
Ohlone Profiles Project
by Ohlone Profiles Project
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Coming together of 40 supporters of Ohlone cultural revival: Cultural Conservancy, Native American Aids Prevention, San Bruno Mountain Watch, Presidio Staff, World Arts West and Ethnic Dance Festival, World Music Festival. Meeting to discuss the initial plans about an Ohlone cultural center in San Francisco. 
Topics: Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe Ohlone meeting of supporters, presidio, native americans, california...
Ohlone Profiles Project
by Ohlone Profiles Project
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Ohlone on the proscenium stage, opening and closing of dance festival with 9 ethnic dance groups. Ohlone seen by thousands of San Franciscans and in a festival with 40 other ethnic dance groups. Ohlone prominently included in festival program mailed to 25,000 homes and businesses in SF.
Topics: Ohlone, Big Time Gathering, Humaya Dancers, Shingle Springs Dancers, Maidu, Elem Indian Colony,...
Ohlone Profiles Project
by Ohlone Profiles Projecy
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Coming together of 40 supporters of Ohlone cultural revival: Cultural Conservancy, Native American Aids Prevention, San Bruno Mountain Watch, Presidio Staff, World Arts West and Ethnic Dance Festival, World Music Festival. Meeting to discuss the initial plans about an Ohlone cultural center in San Francisco. 
Topics: Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe Ohlone meeting of supporters, presidio, native americans, california...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr.
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'Birds of the Inland Waterways' (1946) 11m, dir. Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr. Presents various birds of inland waterways in their native habitat: the belted kingfisher in underground nests, glossy ibis, avocet, red-backed sandpiper, Canada goose and several members of the heron family. For more on Pettingill, visit http://www.afana.org/pettingill.htm
Topics: birds, academic film, afana
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Orville Goldner
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Beautiful color film on Doña Rosa de Nieto, from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, showing her making an olla, and firing her creations in an underground kiln.
Topics: olla, Zapotec, Dona Rose de Nieto