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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 #BSides
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Dan Stolts Security BSides Boston 2013 - Cloudy Weather How Secure Is The Cloud? "Cloud Weather: How Secure Is The Cloud?" with Dan Stolts at Security BSides Boston 2013 in Cambridge, MA ================================= Josh Corman Security BSides Boston 2013 - Good Enough Isn't Anymore The Value of Hitting Rock Bottom "Good Enough Isn't Anymore: The Value Of Hitting Rock Bottom" afternoon keynote with Josh Corman at Security BSides Boston 2013 in Cambridge, MA...
Topics: bsides, hacker, conference, security
Anarchivism
by #BSides
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Videos for BSides San Francisco 2013.
Topics: bsides, hacker, conference, security
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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2013 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Grease".  Directed by Brian Long.  Musical direction by David Barnett.  Produced by Pamela Meadows, Caroline Gegan & Vivian Aiuto.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Stewart Nestor
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Johanna Alemann is believed to be the first woman filmmaker, operating as a sole proprietor, to run an academic film company in North America. Her focus was mainly on art. She made twenty films for her company, Alemann Films, and passed away on November 12, 2012 at the age of 89. This photo essay, made her friend Stewart Nestor, is a memorial to her. In 2013, it is anticipated that all of her films will be uploaded to the Academic Film Archive of North America collection at the Internet...
Topic: Johanna Alemann
TED Talks
by TED.com
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One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, communication, culture, entertainment, storytelling, technology, TEDGlobal...
TED Talks
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They're millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down -- what's not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, humor, math, TED2013, 2013
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
by Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Bats, Habitats, Animal studies
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed -- that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history of government corruption, Raymond gives us a reframing of financial crime. (Filmed at TEDxPortofSpain.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, corruption, crime, economics, government, TEDxPortofSpain, 2012
TED Talks
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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
by TED.com
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The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, policy, social media, technology, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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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
by TED.com
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Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it--literally. She covers everything in a scene--people, chairs, food, you name it--in a mask of paint that mimics what's below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, arts, creativity, design, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, agriculture, climate change, green, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
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Amanda Bennett and her husband were passionate and full of life all throughout their lives together -- and up until the final days, too. Bennett gives a sweet yet powerful talk on why, for the loved ones of the dying, having hope for a happy ending shouldn't warrant a diagnosis of "denial." She calls for a more heroic narrative for death -- to match the ones we have in life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, death, health care, life, TEDMED 2013, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, entertainment, music, performance art, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating. The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet. Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life -- with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, algorithm, culture, data, love, technology, TEDSalon NY2013, 2013
TED Talks
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Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has broken dozens of stories of corruption and organized crime all over Ghana -- without ever revealing his identity. In this talk (in which his face remains hidden) Anas shows grisly footage from some of his investigations and demonstrates the importance of facing injustice.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, corruption, crime, global issues, journalism, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
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By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world's population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet. What if there were a different way? In this eye-opening talk, tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals for hamburgers and handbags.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, food, global issues, science, sustainability, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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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
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How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, data, education, global issues, inequality, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
TED Talks
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Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction. A dramatic look at emerging techniques, in which a woman with Parkinson's instantly stops shaking and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's are brought back to life. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, brain, health care, neuroscience, TEDxCaltech, 2013
TED Talks
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In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, literature, social media, storytelling, technology, writing,...
TED Talks
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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
TED Talks
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"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression -- only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories....
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, depression, medicine, mental health, TEDxMet, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents -- asking them: What's the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance?
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, children, culture, TEDMED 2012, 2013
TED Talks
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When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Buddhism, culture, happiness, health, productivity, success, work, TEDSalon...
TED Talks
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Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, education, psychology, success, TED Talks Education, 2013
TED Talks
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At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others' lives. But what about girls whose fathers can't be there -- because they're in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance. (Filmed at TEDxWomen)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, activism, children, dance, parenting, social change, women, youth, TEDxWomen...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, crime, entertainment, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, entertainment, magic, math, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
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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eye 115
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 48
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 109
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 40
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 46
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 40
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 108
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Basak get ready to go to work.
Topics: Istanbul, gettingready, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
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Basak wakes up.
Topics: Istanbul, waking up, 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 works.
Topics: Istanbul, working2, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak talks to customers and continues working.
Topics: Istanbul, customes Kazim Eren, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, delivering2, 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 goes to her friend's house.
Topics: Istanbul, customer/Sencan Sagatelyan, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak hangs out with her friend.
Topics: Istanbul, chilling, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak talks to her friend.
Topics: Istanbul, talking, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak goes to a park with her friend and her friend's baby.
Topics: Istanbul, Sencan Sagatelyan, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak has tea with her friend.
Topics: Istanbul, Yogurtcu park, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak drives to the pharmacy where she works.
Topics: Istanbul, driving, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 108
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals before grabbing some food.
Topics: Istanbul,working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak arrives at a pharmacy and continues driving around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, next pharmacy/Sultanbeyli, 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 drives around for work.
Topics: Istanbul, wood carving, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, keep driving, 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 works.
Topics: Istanbul, working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak works.
Topics: Istanbul, working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak drives back to the city and continues working.
Topics: Istanbul, getting back to the city., globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak comes home.
Topics: Istanbul, home, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak takes care of her daughter and home.
Topics: Istanbul,daughter, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak is busy with her daughter.
Topics: Istanbul, home/Suadiye, 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 puts her daughter to sleep.
Topics: Istanbul, daughter sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak watches television.
Topics: Istanbul, dad/Cuneyt, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak starts writing her book SPICA.
Topics: Istanbul, book, 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 writes her book SPICA and has a drink.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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Basak finishes writing her book SPICA.
Topics: Istanbul, 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