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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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The Ghost Players Collection
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; audience; Ohio; Ottawa; stadium; 2002; DV
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; coaching; gym; camp; Japan; Okinawa; Kadena Air Base; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, coaching, gym, camp, Japan, Okinawa, Kadena Air Base, 2001, DV
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children; kids; Ted Kruse; coaching; gym; camp; Japan; Okinawa; Kadena Air Base; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, children, kids, Ted Kruse, coaching, gym, camp, Japan, Okinawa, Kadena Air Base, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Steve Olberding; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Steve Olberding, Ted Kruse, Minnesota,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; softball game; swing and miss; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, softball game, swing and miss, Minnesota, Fairmont, 1999, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Tony Kruse; Ted Kruse; Dale Digman; Hawaii; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Tony Kruse, Ted Kruse, Dale Digman, Hawaii, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; navy; Ghost Players batting; applause; night; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; Ward Field; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, navy, Ghost Players batting, applause, night, Hawaii, Pearl...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; Tony Kruse; Jeremy Olberding; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; Ward Field; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, Tony Kruse, Jeremy Olberding, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Ward Field,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Keith Rahe; Frank Dardis; Dale Digman; Curtis Mack; eldery; man; Ted Kruse; baseball; laughing; story; Ohio; Ottawa; St. Rita; hospital; 2002; DV
Topics: -Ohio, Ghost Players, Keith Rahe, Frank Dardis, Dale Digman, Curtis Mack, eldery, man, Ted Kruse,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; Adam Rahe; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Topics: Home movies, Ted Vadakan
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; softball game; Ghost Players batting; base hit; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, softball game, Ghost Players batting, base hit, Minnesota,...
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Anthony Nicometo; Marv Maiers; Ghost Players; Randy Olberding; Ted Kruse; introductions; Hawaii; Ward Field; Pearl Harbor; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Anthony Nicometo, Marv Maiers, Ghost Players, Randy Olberding, Ted Kruse, introductions,...
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; children; kids; Ted Kruse; Japan; Okinawa; Kadena Air Base; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Ghost Players, children, kids, Ted Kruse, Japan, Okinawa, Kadena Air Base, 2001, DV
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; softball game; Ghost Players batting; foul ball; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Ted Kruse, Minnesota, Fairmont, 1999, DV
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Topics: Home movies, Ted Vadakan
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; hey clueless did you get that; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Ted Kruse, hey clueless did you get that,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Jeremy Olberding; Ted Kruse; Tony Kruse; Japan; Yokota; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Jeremy Olberding, Ted Kruse, Tony Kruse, Japan, Yokota, 2001, DV
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by Joe Scherrman
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students; girls; Ted Kruse; Jim Offerman; Japan; Yokota; Yokota Middle School; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, students, girls, Ted Kruse, Jim Offerman, Japan, Yokota, Yokota Middle School, 2001, DV
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Jeremy Olberding; Ted Kruse; Jim Offerman; Japan; Yokota; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Jeremy Olberding, Ted Kruse, Jim Offerman, Japan, Yokota, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Steve Boeckenstedt; Jeremy Olberding; Ted Kruse; Tony Kruse; South Korea; Seoul; 2001; DV
Topics: -South Korea, Ghost Players, Steve Boeckenstedt, Jeremy Olberding, Ted Kruse, Tony Kruse, South...
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Hawaiian; Tony Kruse; Ted Kruse; Randy Olberding; Jeremy Olberding; Hawaii; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Hawaiian, Tony Kruse, Ted Kruse, Randy Olberding, Jeremy Olberding, Hawaii, 2001, DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ted Kruse; Steve Olberding; Japan; Yokota; 2001; DV
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, Minnesota, Fairmont, 1999, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Marv Maiers; Ghost Players; Steve Olberding; Curtis Mack; Randy Olberding; Jude Milbert; Hank Lucas; Jim Offerman; Frank Dardis; Anthony Nicometo; Dale Digman; Tony Kruse; Jeremy Olberding; John Rotz; Ted Kruse; photo pose picture; funny; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Marv Maiers, Ghost Players, Steve Olberding, Curtis Mack, Randy Olberding, Jude Milbert,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Marv Maiers; Mark Elsinger; Dale Digman; Jeremy Olberding; Anthony Nicometo; Keith Rahe; Jude Milbert; Ted Kruse; Jim Offerman; Tony Kruse; Frank Dardis; Hank Lucas; instructions; discussion; prepare; plan; Ghost Players plan out clinic and comedy routine in a hotel room.; Japan; gym; Yokota school; camp; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Ghost Players, Marv Maiers, Mark Elsinger, Dale Digman, Jeremy Olberding, Anthony Nicometo,...
TED Talks
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Multidisciplinary artist and TED Fellow Paul Rucker has developed his own style of cello; he puts chopsticks between his strings, uses the instrument as a drum and experiments with electronics like loop pedals. Moving between reflective storytelling and performance, Rucker shares his inspiration — and definitely doesn't play the same old Bach.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, music, cello, performance art, performance, TED2017, Bach
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Electric cars are extremely quiet, offering some welcome silence in our cities. But they also bring new dangers, since they can easily sneak up on unsuspecting pedestrians. What kind of sounds should they make to keep people safe? Get a preview of what the future may sound like as acoustic engineer and musician Renzo Vitale shows how he's composing a voice for electric cars.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, cars, sustainability, cities, sound, innovation, technology, mobility, music,...
TED Talks
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What if we could harness the sticking powers of sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, which refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Dive into the wonderful world of animals that make their own glue and cement with scientist Jonathan Wilker — and preview some of the amazing things we can learn from how they do it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, oceans, technology, marine biology, biosphere, science, TEDx, animals,...
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If we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality, says writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson. As part of Project Drawdown, Wilkinson has helped scour humanity's wisdom for solutions to draw down heat-trapping, climate-changing emissions: obvious things like renewable energy and sustainable diets and not so obvious ones, like the education and empowerment of women. In this informative, bold talk, she shares three key ways that equity for women and...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, climate change, biosphere, nature, women, education, science, sustainability,...
Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this moving, deeply personal talk, Paula and her son Jonathan Williams share what Paula's transition meant for their family — and reflect on their path to redemption. As Jonathan says: "I cannot ask my father to be anything other than her true self."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Transgender, gender, faith, family, personal growth, religion, parenting,...
Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls are forced into unsafe futures with restricted opportunities. How can we put an end to this crisis? In an impassioned talk, Morris uncovers the causes of "pushout" and shows how we can work to turn all schools into spaces where black girls can heal and thrive.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, education, activism, gender equality, justice system, social change,...
TED Talks
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Kristie Overstreet is on a mission to ensure that the transgender community gets their health care needs met. In this informative, myth-busting talk, she provides a primer for understanding gender identity and invites us to shift how we view transgender health care — so that everyone gets the respect and dignity they deserve when they go to a doctor.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Transgender, health, health care, medicine, TED2017, 2017
Our oceans are unexplored and undersampled — today, we still know more about other planets than our own. How can we get to a better understanding of this vast, important ecosystem? Explorer Sebastien de Halleux shares how a new fleet of wind- and solar-powered drones is collecting data at sea in unprecedented detail, revealing insights into things like global weather and the health of our fish stocks. Learn more about what a better grasp of the ocean could mean for us back on land.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, drones, oceans, alternative energy, exploration, science, nature, fish,...
TED Talks
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Who controls the internet? Increasingly, the answer is large corporations and governments — a trend that's threatening digital privacy and access to information online, says web developer Tamas Kocsis. In this informative talk, Kocsis breaks down the different threats to internet freedom and shares his plan to build an alternative, decentralized network that returns power to everyday users.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, future, society, community, technology, computers, privacy,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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What exactly is civility, and what does it require? In a talk packed with historical insights, political theorist Teresa Bejan explains how civility has been used as both the foundation of tolerant societies and as a way for political partisans to silence and dismiss opposing views. Bejan suggests that we should instead try for "mere civility": the virtue of being able to disagree fundamentally with others without destroying the possibility of a common life tomorrow. (This talk...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, communication, politics, Debate, humanity, identity, personal growth, social...
TED Talks
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We all want to be safe, and our safety is intertwined, says Tracie Keesee, cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity. Sharing lessons she's learned from 25 years as a police officer, Keesee reflects on the public safety challenges faced by both the police and local neighborhoods, especially in the African American community, as well as the opportunities we all have preserving dignity and guaranteeing justice. "We must move forward together. There's no more us versus them," Keesee...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, law, crime, community, security, peace, society, justice system, social...
TED Talks
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What does it take to build a national movement? In a captivating conversation with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Marian Wright Edelman reflects on her path to founding the Children's Defense Fund in 1973 — from the early influence of growing up in the segregated American South to her activism with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — and shares how growing older has only made her more radical.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, activism, race, social change, leadership, law, justice system, history,...
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In 2006, Tarana Burke was consumed by a desire to do something about the sexual violence she saw in her community. She took out a piece of paper, wrote "Me Too" across the top and laid out an action plan for a movement centered on the power of empathy between survivors. More than a decade later, she reflects on what has since become a global movement — and makes a powerful call to dismantle the power and privilege that are building blocks of sexual violence. "We owe future...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, sexual violence, social change, women, activism, society, gender, gender...
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The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society — and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, humanity, writing, identity, self, personal growth, LGBT, race, social...
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The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago — yet each year, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, immunologist and TED Fellow Faith Osier shows how she's combining cutting-edge technology with century-old insights in the hopes of creating a new vaccine that eradicates malaria once and for all.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Vaccines, Africa, health, science, medicine, medical research, technology,...
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Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" — their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today. But kids make up a quarter of the population, so shouldn't they have a say in what the world they'll inherit will look like? Urban planner Mara Mintzer shares what happened when she and her team asked kids to help design a park in Boulder, Colorado — and how it revealed an important blind spot in how we construct the built environment. "If we aren't including...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, children, TEDx, youth, creativity, social change, urban planning, society,...
TED Talks
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Over the course of her fearless career, extreme action specialist Elizabeth Streb has pushed the limits of the human body. She's jumped through broken glass, toppled from great heights and built gizmos to provide a boost along the way. Backed by footage of her work, Streb reflects on her lifelong quest to defy gravity and fly the only way a human can — by mastering the landing.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, flight, performance art, arts, human body, extreme sports, humanity, TED2017,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Writer and activist Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes lights up the stage with a powerful poem about hope, truth and the space between who we are and who we want to be.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, poetry, performance, performance art, personal growth, art, TED2017, 2017
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Is outer space really the silent and lifeless place it's often depicted to be? Perhaps not. Astrophysicist and musician Matt Russo takes us on a journey through the cosmos, revealing the hidden rhythms and harmonies of planetary orbits. The universe is full of music, he says — we just need to learn how to hear it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, music, universe, space, Planets, astronomy, sound, guitar, TED2017, 2018
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In a talk that's equal parts funny and urgent, consultant Vinay Shandal shares stories of the world's top activist investors, showing how individuals and institutions can take a page from their playbook and put pressure on companies to drive positive change. "It's your right to have your money managed in line with your values," Shandal says. "Use your voice, and trust that it matters."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, activism, finance, social change, economics, collaboration,...
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Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" — those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis. In a visionary talk, she imagines how museums can more accurately represent history by honoring the lives of people both extraordinary and everyday, prominent and hidden — and amplify diverse perspectives that should have always been included.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, museums, art, history, United States, gender equality, culture, race,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Camille A. Brown choreographed "New Second Line," a celebration of the culture of New Orleans and the perseverance of Black people in the midst of devastation. The performance borrows its name from the energetic, spirited people who follow the traditional brass band parades for weddings, social events and, most notably, funerals in New Orleans. "It honors our ability to rise and keep rising," Brown says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, dance, art, performance, performance art, entertainment, piano, TED2017, 2018
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"Music is so much more than sound simply traveling through the ear," says sign language interpreter Amber Galloway-Gallego. In a spirited performance, musician and activist Madame Gandhi plays two songs — "Top Knot Turn Up" and "Bad Habits" — while Galloway-Gallego provides an animated sign language interpretation.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, music, performance, performance art, entertainment, live music, TED2017, 2018
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Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past, explaining how they've shared information that has shaped society — and why they need our trust and protection.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, corruption, crime, history, politics, social change, society, TED2017,...
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by TED.com
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Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain — and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation of antibiotics.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, biology, science, TEDx, insects, medicine, animals, medical research, future,...
From our fear of women's bodies to our sheepishness around the word "nipple," our ideas about sex need an upgrade, say sex educators (and hilarious women) Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Siphumeze Khundayi. For a radical new take on sex positivity, the duo take the TED stage to suggest we look to Africa for erotic wisdom both ancient and modern, showing us how we can shake off problematic ideas about sex we've internalized and re-define pleasure on our own terms. (This talk contains mature...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, communication, humanity, identity, personal growth, sex, social...
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Singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical set to the TED stage. In between performances of their songs "Night Traveler" and "Porro Maracatu," they discuss how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, vocals, performance, music, performance art, TED en Español, live music,...
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Of all the problems facing humanity, which should we focus on solving first? In a compelling talk about how to make the world better, moral philosopher Will MacAskill provides a framework for answering this question based on the philosophy of "effective altruism" — and shares ideas for taking on three pressing global issues.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, global issues, philosophy, future, society, social change, philanthropy,...
TED Talks
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How does Hollywood choose what stories get told on-screen? Too often, it's groupthink informed by a narrow set of ideas about what sells at the box office. As a producer, Franklin Leonard saw too many great screenplays never get made because they didn't fit the mold. So he started the Black List, an anonymous email that shared his favorite screenplays and asked: Why aren't we making these movies? Learn the origin story of some of your favorite films with this fascinating insider view of the...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, film, entertainment, movies, storytelling, social change, creativity,...
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In 2011, eye surgeon and TED Fellow Andrew Bastawrous developed a smartphone app that brings quality eye care to remote communities, helping people avoid losing their sight to curable or preventable conditions. Along the way, he noticed a problem: strict funding regulations meant that he could only operate on people with specific diseases, leaving many others without resources for treatment. In this passionate talk, Bastawrous calls for a new health care funding model that's flexible and...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, health, health care, blindness, public health, sight, global issues,...
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Women own 39 percent of all businesses in the US, but female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. What's causing this gap? Dana Kanze shares research suggesting that it might be the types of questions start-up founders get asked when they're invited to pitch. Whether you're starting a new business or just having a conversation, learn how to spot the kinds of questions you're being asked — and how to respond more effectively.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, entrepreneur, investment, start-up, women, women in business,...
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Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, work-life balance, personality, work, personal growth, business, TED2017, 2018