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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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Basak Taner
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Basak puts her daughter to sleep.
Topics: Istanbul, daughter sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak drives.
Topics: Istanbul, driving2, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak delivers.
Topics: Istanbul new day, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak works and walks through a cemetary.
Topics: Istanbul, cemetary, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak goes to her friend's house.
Topics: Istanbul, customer/Sencan Sagatelyan, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak goes to bed.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak feeds her baby.
Topics: Istanbul, Zeynep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak writes her book SPICA and has a drink.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, keep working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak writes her book SPICA and has a drink.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak wakes up.
Topics: Istanbul, waking up, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Life Story Interview
Topics: Baoji train station, Xi'an, Kunming, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Life Story Interview
Topics: Baoji train station, Xi'an, Kunming, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Basak is in a bar/talking
Topics: Life Story, Interview, Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Basak is in a bar/talking
Topics: Life Story, Interview, Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Basak is in a bar/talking
Topics: Life Story, Interview, Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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It's been 110 years since Georges Méliès sent a spaceship slamming into the eye of the man on the moon. So how far have visual effects come since then? Working closely with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Don Levy takes us on a visual journey through special effects, from the fakery of early technology to the seamless marvels of modern filmmaking.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, arts, film, TED2012, 2012
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, dance, entertainment, performance, toy, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. Now, Dishman puts his experience and his expertise as a medical tech specialist together to suggest a bold idea for reinventing health care -- by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team. (<em>Filmed at TED@Intel</em>)
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, health care, technology, TED@Intel, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, business, economics, global issues, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to be altruistic to others. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality — and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share. NOTE: Starting at 0:30, this talk contains 30 seconds of graphic footage.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, global issues, philanthropy, philosophy, social change,...
TED Talks
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Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, architecture, sustainability, TEDCity2.0, 2013
TED Talks
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When we drive, we get into a glass bubble, lock the doors and press the accelerator, relying on our eyes to guide us -- even though we can only see the few cars ahead of and behind us. But what if cars could share data with each other about their position and velocity, and use predictive models to calculate the safest routes for everyone on the road? Jennifer Healey imagines a world without accidents. (<em>Filmed at TED@Intel.</em>)
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, cars, technology, TED@Intel, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, business, communication, health, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitos to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, animals, biotech, disease, global issues, insects, pandemic, science,...
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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You don't need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. As he shares charming photos of nature's finest aerial architecture, Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, arts, beauty, nature, weather, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Mark Shaw demos Ultra-Ever Dry, a liquid-repellent coating that acts as an astonishingly powerful shield against water and water-based materials. At the nano level, the spray covers a surface with an umbrella of air so that water bounces right off. Watch for an exciting two-minute kicker.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, demo, invention, nanoscale, technology, water, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, architecture, design, open-source, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers as our teammates. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, business, economics, technology, work, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, energy, entrepreneur, exploration, innovation, solar energy,...
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, economics, robots, work, TED2013, 2013
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How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it's not only the NSA that's watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals, who exploit both weak code and trusting human nature.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, crime, finance, technology, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, the robot with eyes that move and arms that react to touch, which could work alongside an aging population — and learn to help them at...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, robots, work, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Imagine you're a shipwrecked sailor adrift in the enormous Pacific. You can choose one of three directions and save yourself and your shipmates — but each choice comes with a fearful consequence too. How do you choose? In telling the story of the whaleship Essex, novelist Karen Thompson Walker shows how fear propels imagination, as it forces us to imagine the possible futures and how to cope with them.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, creativity, death, entertainment, fear, storytelling, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it’s all good news.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, culture, language, sociology, technology, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, entrepreneur, global issues, innovation, peace, violence, TEDCity2.0,...
TED Talks
Mar 13, 2014 TED.com
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Dong Woo Jang has an unusual after school hobby. Jang, who was 15 when he gave the talk, tells the story of how living in the concrete jungle of Seoul inspired him to build the perfect bow. Watch him demo one of his beautiful hand-crafted archer's bows.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Asia, TED Conference, culture, demo, invention, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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A spinal cord injury can sever the communication between your brain and your body, leading to paralysis. Fresh from his lab, Grégoire Courtine shows a new method -- combining drugs, electrical stimulation and a robot -- that could re-awaken the neural pathways and help the body learn again to move on its own. See how it works, as a paralyzed rat becomes able to run and navigate stairs.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, biotech, health care, neuroscience, science, technology, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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When TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta was commissioned to create a multistory shopping mall in Addis Ababa, he panicked. Other centers represented everything he hated about contemporary architecture: wasteful, glass towers requiring tons of energy whose design had absolutely nothing to do with Africa. In this charming talk, Vilalta shows how he champions an alternative approach: to harness nature, reference design tradition and create beautiful, modern, iconic buildings fit for a community.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, TED Fellows, architecture, design, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, TED Fellows, arts, entertainment, nature, photography,...
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world's, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that's full of light and space -- and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, design, flight, industrial design, transportation, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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A billion people in the world lack access to all-season roads. Could the structure of the internet provide a model for how to reach them? Andreas Raptopoulos of Matternet thinks so. He introduces a new type of transportation system that uses electric autonomous flying machines to deliver medicine, food, goods and supplies wherever they are needed.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, drones, technology, transportation, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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What's a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, behavioral economics, energy, psychology, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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Almost everything we own and use, at some point, travels to us by container ship, through a vast network of ocean routes and ports that most of us know almost nothing about. Journalist Rose George tours us through the world of shipping, the underpinning of consumer civilization.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, consumerism, culture, transportation, TED@BCG Singapore, 2013
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can't innovate our way out of. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Erik Brynjolfsson.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, economics, global issues, innovation, technology, TED2013,...
TED Talks
Mar 12, 2014 TED.com
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In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation ... and transcend it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, arts, disability, TED2013, 2013
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan makes sure that each passenger is in their proper hard or soft sleeper bunk. She greets them and also helps everyone get settled on the train. This includes providing hot water for drinking and answering questions about when the K165 is expected to arrive in Kunming. Ruixian Fan sits down in her onboard train office and fills in a work report.
Topics: passenger, bunk, Kunming, work report, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan rides the commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an with her work colleagues. She rests comfortably in the hard sleeper area.
Topics: commuter, Baoji, Xi'an, hard sleeper, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan walks through carriage 8 and 9 one last time before heading to carriage 2. Her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming is complete. Ruixian Fan brushes her teeth and washes her face. Several of her other colleagues are also getting ready to go to bed. More than 1000 kilometers remain to be traveled. Heavy rain in the region has caused mudslides and the train has been delayed.
Topics: overnight, Xi'an, Kunming, kilometers, mudslides, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan sleeps after her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming.
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan is a long distance train attendant on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming. She works the overnight shift. As the sun rises she pulls back the curtains in the hard and soft sleeper carriages. Some passengers are beginning to wake up. Ruixian Fan collects and refills the hot water thermoses for each compartment.
Topics: long distance train, overnight, sun rises, hard sleeper, soft sleeper, hot water thermoses,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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As a long distance train attendant on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming, Ruixian Fan will remain on duty until morning. She sits alone in the soft sleeper carriage. All the passengers are asleep.
Topics: long distance train attendant, Xi'an, Kuming, soft sleeper, passengers, globallivesproject, Global...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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After playing volleyball, Ruixian Fan returns to her office at Baoji train station. She relaxes with a few of her collegues in the conference room before their staff meeting.
Topics: Baoji train station, colleague, long distance train, staff meeting, globallivesproject, Global...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan records the ID numbers of several passengers who have managed to upgrade their hard seat tickets for sleeper beds. She is a member of the K165 work unit, a train line which travels 35 hours across China from Xi'an to Kunming. Ruixian Fan takes a break by stting down in the soft sleeper carriage. She looks out the window into the night.
Topics: ID numbers, passengers, upgrade, tickets, Xi'an, Kunming, window, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan completes her paperwork onboard the K165, a long distance train from Xi'an to Kunming. She organzies her supplies. After lights out on the train she makes her rounds. Ruixian will close the curtains and ensure that the passengers shoes are put away properly. All is quiet so she takes a moment to sit down and look out the train window.
Topics: long distance train, lights out, rounds, passengers, train window, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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The K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming is running behind schedule due to heavy rain. Ruixian Fan waits for the train to stop at the next station. She opens the carriage door and posts up the numbers for 8 and 9 together. Several passengers exit the train and others enter. Ruixian Fan checks their tickets and makes sure they have found their sleeping quarters for the reminder of their journey.
Topics: Kunming, Xi'an, carriage, passengers, tickets, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan works the overnight shift on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming as a long distance train attendant. The train has been delayed by heavy rain. It is the middle of the night. She walks through carriage 8 and 9 while completing a checklist.
Topics: overnight, long distance, delayed, carriage, checklist, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan is one of the first to arrive at the K165 train line staff meeting. She reads the news on her mobile phone and speaks with some of her colleagues before their leader starts the meeting.
Topics: K165 train line, staff meeting, colleagues, chat, work unit, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan sleeps after her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming.
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan sits in the onboard train office after finishing her morning duties. She walks to the dining car and eats breakfast. The the K165 train staff are served steamed buns, pickled cabbage, stir-fried chicken, and rice porridge.
Topics: onboard train office, dining carriage, breakfast, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan sleeps in carriage 2. She has finished her overnight shift on the K165. The train continues its journey towards Kunming. As a long distance train attendant Ruixian Fan has become accustomed to sleeping while in route. No passengers are allowed in this carriage.
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan sits in the soft sleeper carriage. At times she looks out the window into the darkness. She speaks to no one, stands up, walks to the carriage door, and waits. The K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming hums its way over the train tracks, rocking back and forth as it goes.
Topics: soft sleeper carriage, window, darkness, train tracks, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan takes a break from work and wants to play basketball. She leaves the office to look for her colleague who works with her on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming. Downstairs another work unit has already started a volleyball match. She joins in that game instead.
Topics: basketball, colleague, volleyball, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan and her colleague talk together on the commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an. They are seated in the hard sleeper area. There are six bunks to a compartment.
Topics: colleague, Baoji, Xi'an, hard sleeper, bunks, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan stands in position outside the number 8 carriage of the K165 train line at the Xi'an train station. Passengers rush by. Some ask her questions and move on while others board the train.
Topics: Xi'an train station, passengers, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan sits on a seat in the soft sleeper carriage. All the passengers are asleep on the train. She checks the time and returns to her onboard train office to pick up the log. She walks to the diner car where her colleagues are completing their paperwork and turns in her notes. Ruixian Fan returns to her seat in the carriage. She is silent.
Topics: soft sleeper, passengers, ticket log, diner car, paperwork, silent, globallivesproject, Global...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan reviews her research for an article in her work unit's newsletter. Her office is located at the Baoji train station.
Topics: work unit, newsletter, Baoji train station, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan wipes down the sink and bathroom areas of carriages 8 and 9. She sweeps the floors and mops the walkways. Her morning duties are nearly completed. She takes a few minutes to herself and sits at her work station in the onboard train office.
Topics: sink, bathrooms, sweeps, mops, morning, onboard train office, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan surfs the Internet after lunch. Her collegue comes to visit and is surprised by the cameras. A friend calls to chat and they plan to play basketball together.
Topics: online, cell phone, basketball, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan proofreads her work unit's newsletter. She checks her mobile phone for text messages.
Topics: work unit, newsletter, mobile phone, text messages, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...