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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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Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 12, 2018 Concentric Media
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Butterfly Town, USA follows a community of activists living in Pacific Grove, who are working together to restore the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. The heart of this film is the story of one activist, Bob Pacelli, who is leading the effort to restore the Sanctuary. In this film we see intimate portraits of people who are planting new trees by hand, watering them by hand, going to City Council meetings to explain their intentions and holding meetings in the Sanctuary itself to decide how to best...
Topics: butterfly, butterfly sanctuary, pacific grove, pacelli, bob pacelli, robert pacelli, conservation,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jan 18, 2017 Concentric Media
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A Daring Journey: From Immigration to Education follows three stories about individuals who risked their lives to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. The film begins with each giving a vivid description of his journey and then explores their struggles to earn a living in the shadows of our immigration system. We follow their stories as they pursue their dreams. Luis, Sergio and Ruben Jr., all seek higher education. Luis seeks a Master's Degree and Sergio seeks to be allowed to...
Topics: daring, journey, spanish, fadiman, dorothy, tomlins, owen, robles, ruben, immigration, eastside...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Feb 20, 2016 Dorothy Fadiman, Marlo Mckenzie
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In Butterfly Town, USA, we meet a community determined to protect their butterfly grove sanctuary. When the City prunes the trees in the sanctuary, activists work together to fill the gaps created in the tree canopy. This effort leads to a clash in how best to protect the Monarch Butterflies.
Topics: butterfly, monarch, monarchs, monarch sanctuary, pacific grove, pacelli, bob, robert, fadiman,...