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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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Academic Film Archive of North America
by Robert Amran
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The real star here is the late aerial photographer James Freeman, whose breathtaking helicopter shots of Mayan and Aztec ruins at sunrise and sunset won an Academy Award for this film in 1971. Although the English version was narrated by Orson Welles, the Spanish version, narrated by Ricardo Montalban, is in better keeping with the ethnic aspect of the film, and no knowledge of Spanish is needed to appreciate his dramatic impact. Don't be put off by the heroic musical score: this film is...
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Topics: Maya, Aztec, helicopter, Chichen Itza, Monte Alban, Tulum, Toltec, Uxmal, Palenque
Khan Academy
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Introduction to evolution, variation in a population and natural selection
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Khan Academy
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Mitosis, meiosis and sexual reproduction. Understanding gametes, zygotes, and haploid / diploid numbers.
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to the circulatory system and the heart
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Khan Academy
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Adding 2-digit numbers
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Academic Film Archive of North America
by Milan Herzog
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The 'Je Parle Français' series of French Language Instruction films was filmed in 1960-61 and produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Film's Milan Herzog in conjunction with Otterbein College professor La Velle Rosselot, and Georges Matoré, Dean of the Language & Civilization Dept, Sorbonne. Rosselot was the prime educational consultant and curriculum developer for the film project. Her father was a history professor at Otterbein, and her brother Gerald was one of the founders of Scientific...
Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica, Milan Herzog, Language Instruction, French
Academic Film Archive of North America
by William Deneen
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A dramatization of a Roman boy's friendship with a slave in his father's household. Depicts, through the young boys' experiences and activities, the way of life and customs of ancient Rome. Some dialogue in Latin. This film was one of three made by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films' Bill Deneen utilizing the sets from Samuel Bronston's epic 'The Fall of the Roman Empire.' This 'Claudius' was actually one of two released concurrently by EB, one with and one without dialogue in Latin, and is...
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Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica Films, William Deneen, Samuel Bronston, Latin dialogue
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman, Katie Peterson
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Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance distills key moments from each of the three films in the OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning 2½ hour series CHOICE: From the Back-Alleys to the Supreme Court & Beyond. Through first person stories, this documentary brings alive the history of the struggle for women's reproductive rights in the United States. Intimate interviews reveal the passion of those who moved abortion from the danger of the back alleys to a safe, legal choice. This film also includes...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Power of Choice, Erika Luckett, Katie Peterson reproductive rights, women,...
Media Burn
by Ant Farm, Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schreier, Uncle Buddie, Tom Weinberg
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A video art piece examining the media, particularly Television news. On July 4, Independence Day, 1975, a "media circus" assembles at San Francisco's Cow Palace Stadium. A pyramid of television sets are stacked, doused with kerosene, and set ablaze. Then a modified 1959 Cadillac, piloted by two drivers who are guided only by a video monitor between their bucket seats, smashes through the pyramid destroying the TV sets. Preceding the event are actual clips from various TV news...
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Topic: TV About TV
Academic Film Archive of North America
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Liberace winks at the camera, reminisces about the past, and sends a turkey to its doom, performing 'Turkey In The Straw' and 'Shine On Harvest Moon.'
Topics: Liberace, piano
Khan Academy
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Introduction to how banks make money and the value they (potentially) add to society.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Edward English
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Lisl Weil, a dancer who often performed in New York with friend Tommy Scherman and his Little Orchestra Society, was also a splendid charcoal artist. Here, accompanied by Sherman’s musical interpretation of the Paul Dukas classic, she soars across the screen, drawing abstract characters on a massive blank board in a timeless, fun film that juxtaposes wonderfully with the better-known Disney treatment in 'Fantasia.'
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Topics: charcoal, dukas
Khan Academy
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The atom, proton, neutron and electron
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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An introduction to probability
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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Figuring out the slope of a line
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Khan Academy
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Solving linear inequalities.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Anarchivism
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Features the efforts of Jan Hammer and included the first vocal tracks in such segments as Too Far and Seeds of Life, a sequence themed around planet-colonizing seeds featuring the noted Panspermia by computer graphics artist Karl Sims. The DVD version included both the vocal version of Seeds of Life (sung by Chris Thompson) that blended the animation segment and footage of Hammer and his "band" performing (composed of four Jan Hammers), with an instrumental version of the same track....
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Topics: computer, technology, animation, cgi
Anarchivism
by Revision3
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Save Rev3 -- anarchivism.org Show: Geekdrome [Complete Series] Format: Small h264 Notes: Highest quality available. First 10 episodes MP3 only. revision3.com Archived: 2012-05-11 Two geeks debate movies, comics, music and video games while ripping each other new ones... or re-ripping each other fresh ones.
Topics: iptv, anarchivism, revision3
Khan Academy
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Carson "Kit" Davidson
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Fourteen international awards, including an Academy Award, Nomination and the Special Prize of the Jury, Cannes Intl Festival. Presents a surrealistic and humorous satire on the Madison Avenue image of the world through advertising. The terrific jazz soundtrack was done by Bob Brookmeyer and Gerry Mulligan, who was a friend of filmmaker Carson "Kit" Davidson. This film was restored courtesy the Academy Film Archive. More on Davidson and his other films you can view at...
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Topics: experimental, jazz, dada, surrealism
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Jan Lenica
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A animated version of Ionesco’s tale, a play on the theme of conformity.
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Topics: animation, poland
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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The film illustrates the mechanisms of labour in childbirth by means of a model pelvis and foetal skull, viewed from in front and from below. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Obstetricians.
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Philip Stapp
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'Symmetry' (1966) 10m, dir. Philip Stapp Stapp was one of the greatest animators working in the 1950-1975 era, using stylized, often pointillist abstract imagery, in a floating world sometimes surrealist, at other times reminiscent of Japanese "ukiyo-e" illustration. His spectacular 'Symmetry' is his greatest film, a fantasy of dancing images breaking apart, spinning, and converging. For more information on Stapp, visit: http://www.afana.org/stapp.htm
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Topic: Animation
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Shows the symptomatology of shell-shock in 18 British other rankers and its treatment by two leading R.A.M.C. neurologists in two British military hospitals towards the end of the First World War. Captions tell us the men's names, rank, medical condition, details of their symptoms and how long it took to complete the cure, which in one case was in two and a half hours. Clinical features shown include a variety of ataxic and hysterical gaits hysterical paralyses, contractures and anaesthesias...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Hospitals, Military, Combat Disorders -- rehabilitation, World war, Armed...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Gerald McDermott
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Tha late Gerald McDermott was an exceptional animator who made only five short animated films before he changed careers and became a Caldecott Award-winning children's author. 'Sun Flight' has been out of distribution for years. For a biography and filmography, visit McDermott's AFA page at: www.afana.org/mcdermott.htm
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Topics: animation, myth
Khan Academy
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Separating the truthteller from the togglers!
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Anarchivism
by Revision3
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Save Rev3 -- anarchivism.org Show: Unboxing Porn [01 - 35] Format: hd720p30 Notes: This show has been on hiatus since 09/2011. revision3.com Archived: 2012-05-30 Nothing is more exciting than ripping open a box, and sliding your finger along the curves of the hottest new gadget for the first time. These might be the only unboxing videos you'll ever want to watch again.
Topics: anarchivism, revision3, iptv
Khan Academy
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Introduction to multiplication
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Les Mitchel
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Many explorer-adventurer hosts of historical/cultural films viewed their subjects as "objects" (e.g. C. Ernest Cadle and Carveth Wells), their colonialist attitudes seeping precariously through the safety-film. Not so the wonderful and forgotten Les Mitchel, who arrives in the Lacandon area of the Yucatan, shows the chief Obregon K’in (of Agua Azul village, Palenque) how to fire a pistol, takes him on a plane-ride to view his ancestral ruins at Palenque. Much of this magnificent...
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Topics: Lacandon, Obregon, Palenque, Les Mitchel
Buckminster Fuller Archive
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During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life's work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of...
Topics: Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion house, Wichita House, geodesic domes, tensegrity structures,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
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This film uses a large collection of paintings on the French and Indian War to offer a vivid and realistic picture of key episodes, places, and people. It explains some of the differences between French and English colonial policy and ways of life, depicting the battle for Quebec in detail, including the deaths of Montcalm and Wolfe.The script was written by noted novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard.
Topics: french and indian war, US History, Encyclopedia Britannica
Khan Academy
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Graphing linear equations
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Robert Edmonds
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An old-timey set-up & projection techniques film, set in a school classroom. This film teaches the young projectionist how to put on a good show, and not trip over the cord while doing so.
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Topics: projector, 16mm, Bell & Howell
Khan Academy
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The art of balancing equations in chemistry!
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Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304 or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Mexico, Rivera, Diego, Mexico City, Artists, Mexican
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman, Daniel Meyers
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From DANGER to DIGNITY: The Fight for Safe Abortion: Even though most abortions were illegal in the United States before 1973, they were still available. The outcome, however, often depended on a woman's financial situation. Most women who sought abortions risked their lives by going to practitioners who had little or no medical training. Hospital wards were filled with victims of unsafe procedures. There were some skilled physicians who agreed to terminate pregnancies for their wealthy private...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Concentric Media, Emmy Award, reproductive rights, women, women's rights,...
Khan Academy
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Introduction to division
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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U02_L1_T1_we1: Solving Equations 1
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
by William Deneen
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Explains how Japan's rapid industrial growth has influenced the way of life in the country and has affected the international political and economic position of the country. Suggests that Japan turned to industrialization to support a rapidly growing population on a small and relatively poor land area. Deneen shot the aerial shots himself alone, while piloting a single-engine aircfraft, pointing the camera out the window. As an extra, Deneen appears on-camera in a 3:53 non-distributed film,...
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Topic: Japan Asia, industrial
Khan Academy
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Problems 1-3 starting on page 395 of College Board Official SAT Study Guide
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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Dividing into larger numbers. Introduction to long division and remainders.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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Saving Earth from becoming a mushroom farm.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
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In a touching tale a boy raises an orphaned baby kangaroo in the outback of Australia but due to events beyond his control is forced to return the animal to the wild. A film for animal lovers of all ages. Beautifully photographed and acted. A classic animal story. Awards: AUSTRALIA’S BEST CHILDREN’S FILM AWARD AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL “CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD”
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Topic: Bert Salzman
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Outline of the course of blood-flow in man and in chick. Pulmonary circulation in man systematic circulation capillary circulation lymph circulation. 3 segments.
Topics: Physiology, Blood Circulation, Human physiology, Physiology, Blood Circulation, Medical students.
Khan Academy
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Introduction to ionic, covalent, polar covalent and metallic bonds.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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Introduction to borrowing and regrouping
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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Getting a feel for slope and y-intercept
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Khan Academy
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Calculus-Derivative: Understanding that the derivative is just the slope of a curve at a point (or the slope of the tangent line)
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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An overview of the anatomy and workings of the digestive system is given. Intestinal tract, mouth and oesphaegus, salivary glands, action of saliva, swallowing. Stomach structure, action of gastric juice, cineradiography of stomach. Pancreas. Liver. Gall bladder. Small intestine. Large gut. 3 segments.
Topics: Gastroenterology, Digestion, Digestive System, Saliva, Stomach, Intestine, Small, Intestine, Large,...
Khan Academy
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An introduction to orbitals
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Buckminster Fuller Archive
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During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life's work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of...
Topics: Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion house, Wichita House, geodesic domes, tensegrity structures,...
WGBH Forum Network
by WGBH
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Michio Kaku, co-founder, string field theory One hundred years ago, lasers, televisions, and computers seemed physically impossible. Today, teleportation and invisibility seem equally far-fetched. Renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores how mind reading, the routine use of force fields, and other feats that are currently science fiction may become commonplace tomorrow. WGBH Forum Network program with the Museum of Science, Boston 2008 Apr 29
Topic: science
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Eugene W. Castle
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Castle Films, whose series ‘The Adventure Parade’ resulted in a number of commercially exotic films on ethnic traditions and cultures, actually utilized authentic music in this film, instead of the boring orchestral scores that were more typical of the era. Although the continued use of the term "these little men", and the embarrassing attempt to comically portray an older member of the group as a cynic seems condescending to present-day sensibilities, the faithful recording of...
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Topics: pygmy, Africa, Werner Herzog
Anarchivism
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The Gate to the Mind's Eye is the third computer animated odyssey in the "Mind's Eye" series. The Gate synergizes the very latest in computer animation artistry and technology with an original musical score by renowned composer Thomas Dolby, creating a very intense visual-music experience. The most phenomenal new computer animation is presented, including work from Sega, ExMachina, Boss Films, BUF, Angel Studios, Ex Nihilo, Metrolight Studios, MacGuff Ligne, Links Corporation, Rhythm...
Topics: computer, technology, animation, cgi
Khan Academy
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What interest is. Simple versus compound interest.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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Growing Up In America: Breathing Together, Revolution of the Electric Family, 1986. A documentary about the spirit of the Sixties and its leaders. Interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Fred Hampton, Deborah Johnson, John Sinclair, and Timothy Leary.
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Topics: The Sixties, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Fred Hampton, Deborah Johnson, John...
Khan Academy
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Introduction to i and imaginary numbers
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain. Unedited travelogue Greece
Topics: Greece, Greek antiquities, Antiquities, Parthenon, Pisa
TED Talks
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Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet -- "All the servers are in Beijing" -- he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country's history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, china, global issues, journalism, social media, technology, TEDGlobal 2012,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Teaching Aids Exchange
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An intriguing historical film, demonstrating many expensive business machines found in modern offices of the era, including electromatic and Chinese typewriters and machines for filming, stenciling, folding and lithographing. Among the machines shown are Diebold's Flofilm microfiche recorder, the Fileomatic Desk, the Pierce Electronic Wire Recorder, the Soundscriber with plastic disk, the Elliott Stencil Machine with Graphotype machine, the Davidson Duplicator for litho printing, the Davidson...
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Topics: Chinese Typewriter, Fileomatic, Graphotype, IBM Model A, Stella Pajunas
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Philip Stapp
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Sent by the U.S. government as a participant in the Marshall Plan with a specific mission to assist the French in re-gearing their animation studios, Stapp discovered a Europe much-decimated by war, but in further danger of annihilation by nuclear weapons. Returning to the U.S., he produced this alarming-yet-hopeful film, replete with its lonely, Tanguy-inspired landscapes peopled with static figures casting long shadows across charcoal-colored plains. While taking the risk of leaning a bit...
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Topic: animation, Marshall Plan
Khan Academy
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Scale of Earth and Sun
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
by June Steel
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Born in 1927 in the border area between Washington and Idaho, Kienholz moved to Los Angeles in 1953, where he began making a series of bas-reliefs with found material. Prior to his death in 1994, he was primarily known for his "Assembly Art" sculptures, consisting of mannequins, stuffed animals, and pieces of clothing, focusing on subjects such as controversial as bordellos, back seat sex, and abortion. Steel’s extremely entertaining film consists of audience reactions to a Kienholz...
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Topics: art, los angeles
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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An instructional film looking at all aspects of breast feeding. Antenatal welfare and preparation is advised - the importance of good diet (sample meals are shown by a midwife) and the clinical examination of the breasts are encouraged. Postnatal management begins in hospital with the establishment of lactation during the 'Lying In' period the importance of hygiene around the nipple is encouraged. Shots then include the mother and baby at home - we see the preparation of the cot, nappy...
Topics: Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Breast Feeding, Maternal...
Media Burn
by Nancy Cain and Tom Weinberg
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Philadelphia. Sept. 26 1981. Coverage of Rolling Stones fans waiting for concert. The Stones perform Under My Thumb. Cab drivers share their stories of celebrity fares. Every famous person in the world gives better tips to cab drivers than Mick Jagger.
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Topic: Chicago Hello
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Thomas G Smith
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Shows family life on a modern farm in winter. Describes the care and feeding of livestock kept on a farm in winter. Here, farm life continues at a vigorous pace, in spite of restrictions of inclement weather, as a farm family complete the work of harvest and prepare for the renewal of the growing cycle in spring. The story is told in first person by the grandfather, at Gerald "Red" Markham's farm near the town of Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. He tries to get the "snow...
TED Talks
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Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren't cooler than math—they simply rely on it.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, math, music, performance, TEDYouth 2013, 2013
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Vincent R. Tortora
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Explores the history, traditions and practices of the Lubavitch Hasidic Community of New York. Visits their synagogue, homes, school and other parts of their community. Incorporates Chabad - Hasidic - songs and melodies in the soundtrack
Topics: Judaism, Lubavitch, Chabad
Khan Academy
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Introduction to descriptive statistics and central tendency. Ways to measure the average of a set: median, mean, mode
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Tom Roades
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'The Fiddler' (1975) 20m, dir. Marshall Riggan. This amazing film showcases an elderly East Texas fiddle maker and his wife. After his hand-crafted fiddle is finished, we discover that he's an amazing country fiddler, too. This 'lost' film was produced by Riggan for a religious organization. Later, under new management, the organization apparently decided that the film was more profane than sacred, and discarded or destroyed all remaining prints.
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Media Burn
by Tom Finerty with Scott Jacobs and Starr Sutherland
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Hobo Excerpt from documentary exploring the quickly vanishing hobo culture. We speak with the old-timers who have ridden the rails for years and learn about the new generation. This excerpt is the beginning of the doc, and features narration about radio HOBO, "The Big Rock Candy Mountain," and passing trains. Closeups of various hobos and passing landscapes. Old hobo talks about hopping first train. Hobos talk about romanticism of the rails. National PBS broadcast. Won local Chicago...
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Topic: Classic Vintage Video
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 1, Torts 1, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review California bar exams from July 1998, February 1991, July 1978 and July 1977.
Topic: torts, law
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Richard Balducci
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Along with Larry Yust's 'Lottery', 'Clown' was possibly one of the two best selling ed films ever made. On the surface, it's a cute kid & dog story. Underlying is a possible subtext that fascinates us every time we view the film, and makes for a satisfying, yet ultimately ambiguous ending. Gilou Pelletier is outstanding as the small boy, and the camera work by Guy Suzuki takes wonderful advantage of the terraces of Montmartre.
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Topics: Paris, Montmartre, Dog, blind
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Requirements of an ideal analgesic and the use of nitrous oxide and trichlorethlene in childbirth. A pregnant woman is shown on a hospital bed and the voice-over sets the tone for this medical information film, explaining that there are four key factors in seeking analgesia in childbirth. The mother remains conscious and co-operative, there are good uterine contractions, the method is safe for mother and baby and respiration in the baby is not repressed. Reminding the viewer of the happy...
Topics: Parturition, Obstetrics, Analgesia, Obstetrical, Anesthesia, Obstetrical, Birth, Maternal and child...
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by C. Ernest Cadle
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'Wild Men of the Kalahari' (1930) 30m, prod. C. Ernest Cadle. In one of the earliest "talking pictures" shot in South-West Africa (now Namibia), expedition leader and lecturer Dr. C. Ernest Cadle of the Cameron-Cadle expedition describes the Kung Bushmen as "among the most treacherous creatures on earth." He then "baited them as we would an animal" to gather them for camera shots, and noted their eating habits ("he doesn't chew, but simply swallows like a...
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Topics: bushmen, kalahari, namibia, etosha, san, hoefler