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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
Jan 13, 2005 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,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jan 13, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman, Katie Peterson
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Introduced by Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers. The film is in Spanish, with Spanish narration and subtitles. This riveting films brings alive the history of the struggle for women's reproductive rights in the US and the chilling facts about the current threat to those rights. Intimate interviews reveal the passion of people who moved abortion from the danger of the back alleys to a safe, legal choice. All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG)...
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Topics: Spanish, Spanish version, Spanish language, Spanish narration, Spanish subtitles, Dolores Huerta,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jan 28, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman, Robert Pacelli
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CELEBRATION re-enacts the symbolic union between male and female forces within one individual. Unique special effects recreate the inner experience of transformation through original music, images, and dance. The resulting union gives birth to a vibrant, integrated sense of Self. All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast this film and any of Dorothy Fadiman's other films .
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Topics: Celebration, Pyramid Films, Dorothy Fadiman, Robert Pacelli, music, light, images, special effects,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jan 28, 2005 Gayle Michel, Kristin Atwell
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Fix-it Shops takes an affectionate look behind the scenes at a small neighborhood business, which repairs small appliances. In this intimate portrait, viewers meet the people whose dedication, patience, and skills contribute to their own community. This form of “recycling” adds significantly to the urban ecosystem by reducing unnecessary waste in landfills. All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast this...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Gayle Michel, Kristin Atwell, Menlo Park, recycling, repair, small appliances,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Jan 28, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman with KTEH-TV (PBS)
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This award-winning film features nine unique schools, both public and private, California to East Harlem. In these unique schools relationship, creative thinking, and direct experience are valued above memorization of facts. As we struggle with issues of how to provide a quality education for all children, we might look to these successful schools where teachers, students, parents and administrators are involved in creating supportive educational environments. All public, educational, and...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Tom Peters, PBS, KTEH, school, education, private school, public school, Peninsula...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Feb 14, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman, Beth Seltzer, Kristin Atwell
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This compelling documentary examines the erosion of abortion rights and access in the U.S. today. Medical and surgical abortions are still technically legal and available in most states. However, safe, legal procedures still remain out of reach for many women. Cost factors, travel distance, and strict legislation create barriers to access, particularly for low-income women. Intimate interviews with abortion providers, clinic workers, and the women who seek their services reveal the impact of...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women’s rights, abortion, abortion...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Feb 14, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman, Daniel Meyers
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When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories illuminates a largely undocumented era, from the end of the 19th century through the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. This Academy Award-nominated film features compelling first person accounts, which reveal the physical, legal, and emotional consequences during the era when abortion was a criminal act. Until recently, the era of illegal abortion had been a "sealed chapter" in U.S. women's history. The aura of shame surrounding...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Oscar, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Feb 14, 2005 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,...
Media Burn
Mar 8, 2005 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
Media Burn
Mar 9, 2005
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Excerpt from documentary about the advertising business : Footage of filming a McDonald's Christmas commercial. King Moody, in Ronald McDonald costume, talks about the few perks he gets playing that part. Reinhard claims that the ads for McDonald's are subtle since they sell the product through the characters instead of convincing people to buy the product.
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Topic: TV About TV
Media Burn
Mar 9, 2005
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Excerpt from documentary about the advertising business includes: Footage of commercial shoot, text about the anonymity of most admen and about how this program intends to give them a voice, The Pontiac Choir Boys do a commercial, George Lois, chairman, Lois, Holland, Callaway, New York, explains the power that comes from commercial production - ÂPoom! ItÂs like poison gas..Poom! ThatÂs sensational. Oh yeah, thatÂs great.Â
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Topic: TV About TV
Media Burn
Mar 11, 2005 Tom Weinberg, Laura Cavestani, Jodi Sibert
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Excerpt from documentary following several unknown actors as they attempt to become movie and TV stars (or, at least, make a living by acting). Sequences include actors working their day jobs (mostly in food service), going to auditions, waiting for acting work at Schwabs Drugstore, etc. Also features several famous actors discussing what it takes to be successful in Hollywood, including Tab Hunter, Shelly Winters, and Sally Kirkland. In this segment, actors hanging out at Schwab's Drugstore...
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Topic: Behind the Scenes
Media Burn
Mar 11, 2005 Tom Weinberg, Laura Cavestani, Jodi Sibert
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Excerpt from documentary following several unknown actors as they attempt to become movie and TV stars (or, at least, make a living by acting). Sequences include actors working their day jobs (mostly in food service), going to auditions, waiting for acting work at SchwabÂs Drugstore, etc. Also features several famous actors discussing what it takes to be successful in Hollywood, including Tab Hunter, Shelly Winters, and Sally Kirkland. This segment features Shelley Winters and Sally Kirkland....
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Topic: Behind the Scenes
Media Burn
Mar 11, 2005 produced by Matthew Palm and Tom Weinberg
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Short documentary about the two main figures in the Chicago Conspiracy trial - Abbie Hoffman and the presiding judge, Julius Hoffman. This piece compares the Hoffmans' personalities and argues that they had a mutual fascination with one another.
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Topic: Subversives
Media Burn
Mar 12, 2005 Tom Weinberg; Exec Producer, Joel Cohen; Producer
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Excerpt includes: It's Television, Dee Davis, Don Cherry, Today Show, Selling Gold, Cutaways 1) "It's Television" by TVTV. A spoof of early TV in the U.S. in the early 1950s. A middle class family gets their first TV and the whole neighborhood comes to watch. Sit back and light up a Camel. 2) Dee Davis commentary by Appalshop. Davis comments on TV: The problem with television is that programming is developed to sell things. TV should change peoples lives, should offer new enthusiasm,...
Topic: TV About TV
Media Burn
Mar 14, 2005 Tom Weinberg; Exec Producer, Joel Cohen, Producer
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Excerpt from The 90's Election Special #102. Stoney Burke at the 1992 Republican National Convention at the Houston Astrodome. Burke notes, "You have to put all your intelligence in your back pocket; you know, sit on it for awhile, get it lateral, and you can come in here and talk to these people. They're just like you and me, only thereÂs a vast income and class difference between the Republicans and everyone else." Stoney asks Pat Buchanan if he'll run in '96. And Dan Quayle tells...
Topic: Politics the News Never Shows
Media Burn
Mar 15, 2005 Tom Weinberg; Exec Producer, Joel Cohen, Producer
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Excerpt from The 90s Election Special #102. Stoney Burke at the 1992 Republican National Convention at the Huston Astrodome. Stoney takes the podium to make his own speech. From this moment on, I declare that we as a people must get our act together, treat each other decently, share the wealth, promote the general welfare... and have fun.
Topic: Politics the News Never Shows
Media Burn
Mar 15, 2005 Tom Weinberg; Exec Producer, Joel Cohen, Producer
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Excerpt from The 90s Election Special #102. Stoney Burke at the 1992 Republican National Convention at the Huston Astrodome. Stoney asks syndicated columnist Robert Novak if family values is a code word for something. Novak responds by using Woody Allen as an example of someone who does not have family values. It doesnÂt have to be explained, they should just get it. Stoney then visits the Pro-Family, God & Country Rally, along with Dan Quayle and Pat Robertson...
Topic: Politics the News Never Shows
Media Burn
Mar 17, 2005 produced and directed by Tom Weinberg
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Excerpt from a portrait of Chicagos 25th ward alderman, Vito Marzullo, who is described as the last of the old time machine politicians. It chronicles the workings of Marzullos ward, Chicagos city hall, and Chicago politics in general. This piece also provides insight into Marzullos family life with his wife of 65 years, Letiza.
Topic: Chicago Hello
Media Burn
Mar 28, 2005 Tom Weinberg and Scott Jacobs
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A moving portrait of a promising young boxer. We see him reeling after his first victory, certain of his impending fame and fortune. We also see the boy after his first big loss and his recognition that its really going to be hard for him to support himself while boxing. The tape is incredibly intimate and seems to sum up not only the hardships faced by inner-city project dwellers, but also the general loss of idealism faced by all young adults.
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Topic: Chicago Hello
Media Burn
Mar 28, 2005 Hudson Marquez, Allen Rucker, Michael Shamberg, Elon Soltes, Tom Weinberg, and Megan Williams
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Excerpt from the duPont-Columbia winning documentary that takes a skeptical view of the Guru Maharaj Ji, leader of a cult-like, new age group, the Divine Light Mission (DLM), and who is known to his followers as "The Lord of the Universe". It chronicles a gathering of his followers at Houston's Astrodome, as well as some of the beliefs and practices of his zealous supporters. This excerpt features Rennie Davis and Abbie Hoffman. Clips of Davis in his more radicals days are contrasted...
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Topic: Classic Vintage Video
Media Burn
Mar 28, 2005 Tom Weinberg and Skip Blumberg
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Documentary about a man named Michael Johnson, a janitor at United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls. (The title refers to this connection between the subject and basketball star Michael Jordan.) Johnson talks about his life and history and also about his views on race, politics, and survival. Johnson was taped again a few years later with updates on his situation and commenting on the impact being on television has had on his life. Some of the original footage was used in a program called...
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Topic: Chicago Hello
Media Burn
Mar 28, 2005 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...
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Classic Vintage Video
Media Burn
Mar 29, 2005 Nancy Cain and Bart Friedman,Videofreex
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Excerpt from documentary by Nancy Cain and Bart Friedman on their trip from Woodstrock, NY to the Chicago Editing Center. In this excerpt: Cain reads news report about a nuclear accident, and we see a reporter mistakenly attribute the accident at a nuclear power plant to human hair instead of human error; Cain and Friedman at site of a fire at Racine and Clyborn. At Palestine Kosher Red Hots and Sausage next door, people continue to eat, despite the fact that the building next door is burning...
Topic: Classic Vintage Video
Media Burn
Mar 29, 2005 Skip Blumberg, Paul Challacombe, Joel Gold, Judy Hoffman, Anda Korsts, Jim Mayer, Jack McFadden, Tom Shea, Tom Weinberg, and Jim
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Excerpt from hour-long program inspired by Studs Terkel's best-selling book, Working. In the book, people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about it. The documentary explores what it is actually like to be on the job with some of these people. The opening of the piece declares, "As experimental video journalists, we hope to demonstrate that new small-format television equipment allows people to speak for themselves, simply and directly and that real people in real...
Topic: Chicago Hello
Media Burn
Mar 29, 2005 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
Media Burn
Mar 29, 2005 Tom Weinberg
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Excerpt from a roundtable-type discussion about Chicago-area sports. Guests include: Gary Fencik, all-pro safety for the Chicago Bears; John Schulian, sports columnist; Fran Spielman, WIND radios sports and political reporter; John Mendgelt, broadcaster and NBA veteran; Bill Veeck, former baseball team owner and sports commentator; Steve Garvey, first baseman for the San Diego Padres; and Bill Murray, actor and Chicago native. This excerpt features Bill Murray, at Wrigley Field, jokingly...
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Topic: Chicago Hello
Media Burn
Mar 29, 2005 Nancy Cain, Bart Friedman, Parry Teasdale
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One portion of an episode of Lanesville TV, a pioneering community program broadcast weekly by Media Bus. The Lanesville crew jokingly investigates a UFO sighting, getting the whole community to play along.
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Topic: Classic Vintage Video
Media Burn
Mar 29, 2005
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Excerpt from a behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Superbowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Superbowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype. In this clip, some ex-football players play a game for fun in...
Topics: Classic Vintage Video, Sports Personalities
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 29, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman, Beth Seltzer
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This compelling documentary examines the erosion of abortion rights and access in the U.S. today. Medical and surgical abortions are still technically legal and available in most states. However, safe, legal procedures still remain out of reach for many women. Cost factors, travel distance, and strict legislation create barriers to access, particularly for low-income women. Intimate interviews with abortion providers, clinic workers, and the women who seek their services reveal the impact of...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women’s rights, abortion, abortion...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 2, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman, Daniel Meyers
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This Academy Award-nominated film features compelling first person accounts which reveal the physical, legal, and emotional consequences during the era when abortion was a criminal act. Remembrances include those of women who experienced illegal abortions, doctors who risked imprisonment and loss of their licenses for providing illegal abortions, and individuals who broke the law by helping women find safe abortions. All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Oscar, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 3, 2005 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,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Nov 28, 2005 Dorothy Fadiman, Kristin Atwell
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WOMAN BY WOMAN documents progressive change for women in some of the least developed villages of India. Vivid images portray the humanity of the people, the beauty of the countryside, as well as the toll of centuries of poverty. We meet courageous women who are coming out of seclusion in order to serve in their communities by teaching other women about family planning resources. We also meet family members who support these efforts - a village husband who works side-by-side with his wife, in a...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's rights,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 2, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Amy Hill
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Nearly 60% of HIV+ individuals in Ethiopia are women. UNAIDS has estimated that approximately three quarters of all women infected with HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, there were approximately 12 million women living with HIV and AIDS, compared to about 8.2 million men. (source) Gender bias and the biology of transmission have led to women being more vulnerable than men to become infected. Poverty, lack of access to education, and violence against women increase the risk. This...
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Topics: Risk, action, women, gender bias, biology of transmission, vulnerable, poverty, violence against...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 2, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Matthew Luotto
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This film follows Ethiopians who are working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education. Modes of communication, such as radio, television, and print media, provide basic information about becoming infected with the virus. Prevention education also comes alive in other settings, including street theater, coffee ceremonies, and funeral gatherings. This film explores the work of Ethiopians committed to controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, while promoting respect and compassion for those...
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Topics: Radio, television, print media, prevention education, street theater, coffee ceremonies, funeral...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 3, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Amy Hill
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This film documents courageous HIV + individuals, who are stepping forward and speaking out, despite the risk of social stigma. They are taking this risk in order to improve the lives of others living with the disease, and hopefully communicate the danger of infection from unprotected sexual contact. Some are becoming active in their communities, working to reduce discrimination and secure better services. This film details their stories and profiles groups that provide counseling, income...
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Topics: Silence, social stigma, discrimination, services, counseling, support, community outreach,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 3, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Shenaz Zack
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Certain populations of men, such as truck drivers and soldiers, are among those more vulnerable to infection. These men are learning that unprotected sex leads to the spread of HIV/AIDS. As a result of intensive education programs in Ethiopia, individuals from within these groups now practice safer sex and are able to teach others about prevention. This film documents outreach efforts by and for men of all ages, from all walks of life. All public, educational, and government access television...
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Topics: Men, truck drivers, soldiers, spreading HIV/AIDS, education programs, safe sex, teaching, learning....
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 3, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Amy Hill
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In Ethiopia, the AIDS epidemic has left more than one million children without parents. Compassionate groups and individuals have taken on responsibility to raise and care for not only family members and neighbors, but also unique orphanages. This film explores the stories of these caregivers, and the young people for whom they care. Through the films, the viewer is able to "visit" with these children in their new homes for a birthday party, a meal together, a day at school, and much...
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Topics: Children, orphans, orphanages, family, neighbors, community, responsibility, caring, compassion,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 5, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Matthew Luotto
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This film follows Ethiopians who are working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education. Modes of communication, such as radio, television, and print media, provide basic information about becoming infected with the virus. Prevention education also comes alive in other settings, including street theater, coffee ceremonies, and funeral gatherings. This film explores the work of Ethiopians committed to controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, while promoting respect and compassion for those...
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Topics: Radio, television, print media, prevention education, street theater, coffee ceremonies, funeral...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 8, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Amy Hill
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In Ethiopia, the AIDS epidemic has left more than one million children without parents. Compassionate groups and individuals have taken on responsibility to raise and care for not only family members and neighbors, but also unique orphanages. This film explores the stories of these caregivers, and the young people for whom they care. Through the films, the viewer is able to "visit" with these children in their new homes for a birthday party, a meal together, a day at school, and much...
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Topics: Children, orphans, orphanages, family, neighbors, community, responsibility, caring, compassion,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 8, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Amy Hill
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Nearly 60% of HIV+ individuals in Ethiopia are women. UNAIDS has estimated that approximately three quarters of all women infected with HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, there were approximately 12 million women living with HIV and AIDS, compared to about 8.2 million men. (source) Gender bias and the biology of transmission have led to women being more vulnerable than men to become infected. Poverty, lack of access to education, and violence against women increase the risk. This...
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Topics: Risk, action, women, gender bias, biology of transmission, vulnerable, poverty, violence against...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 8, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Shenaz Zack
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Certain populations of men, such as truck drivers and soldiers, are among those more vulnerable to infection. These men are learning that unprotected sex leads to the spread of HIV/AIDS. As a result of intensive education programs in Ethiopia, individuals from within these groups now practice safer sex and are able to teach others about prevention. This film documents outreach efforts by and for men of all ages, from all walks of life. All public, educational, and government access television...
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Topics: Men, truck drivers, soldiers, spreading HIV/AIDS, education programs, safe sex, teaching, learning....
Fadiman Social Documentaries
May 10, 2006 Dorothy Fadiman, Amy Hill
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This film documents courageous HIV + individuals, who are stepping forward and speaking out, despite the risk of social stigma. They are taking this risk in order to improve the lives of others living with the disease, and hopefully communicate the danger of infection from unprotected sexual contact. Some are becoming active in their communities, working to reduce discrimination and secure better services. This film details their stories and profiles groups that provide counseling, income...
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Topics: Silence, social stigma, discrimination, services, counseling, support, community outreach,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Mar 17, 2007 Dorothy Fadiman, Kristin Atwell
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Hindi language version. WOMAN by WOMAN documents the story of progressive change for women in some of the least developed villages of India. Vivid images portray the humanity of the people, the beauty of the countryside, as well as the poignant toll of centuries old poverty. We meet courageous women who are coming out of seclusion in order to serve in their communities by teaching other women about family planning resources. We also meet family members who support these efforts - a village...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's rights,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 11, 2007 Bert Salzman
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For most of his life, Angel has been a migrant worker, helping his family as they move from place to place picking crops. When a phone won't work, Angel enlists "Big Joe's" aid to repair it and from then on a friendship develops. Joe and the boy team up to start a rose-growing business. A call from Angel's father comes, the family must leave. Angel can stay with Joe and the promise of a future, or he can go with his family and continue in the uncertain lifestyle of his parents....
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Topics: Bert Salzman, Academy Award
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 11, 2007 Bert Salzman
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A young Apache boy is torn between the traditions of his heritage and the challenging life led by his cousin, who left the reservation to become an astronomer. The boy is also faced with deciding whether to keep a tribal artifact from his grandfather or trade it for a new TV. He does the latter in order to buy a birthday present for the grandfather. However, when Geronimo turns on the TV, the two are instantly reminded of the relationship of the Native American to contemporary society. The...
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Topic: Bert Salzman
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 12, 2007 Bert Salzman
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Set In Manhattan's Central Park, this film is the poignant story of a teenage girl's encounter with a homeless old woman (movingly portrayed by distinguished actress Mildred Dunnock) who carries all her belongings around in shopping bags. This encounter eventually leads to the girl's understanding of the problems of aging and the dignity of all individuals, regardless of their place in society. Actress Mildred Dunnock, who plays the homeless woman, was a former schoolteacher who didn't begin...
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Topics: Bert Salzman, homeless, elderly
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 12, 2007 Bert Salzman
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Miguel, a Puerto Rican boy has moved to New York City with his family. He finds his ability to speak English and Spanish puts him at an advantage in assisting his family in their new surroundings. Miguel later stretches his ingenuity to an extreme when, to put food on his family’s table, he goes fishing in the heavily polluted East River. A moving and amusing film with many suprises. Awards: Winner Columbus Film Festival; Best in Category Aired on CBS Childrens Film Festival Columbus Film...
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Topic: Bert Salzman
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 12, 2007
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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
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 13, 2007 Bert Salzman
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The melting pot of the Pacific is the settling for this story of a teenager whose ingenuity enables his proud grandfather to retain his precious way of life. See Suzuki represents not only the rich racial mix of his unique state, but also its hope for the future. Awards: Midwest Film Festival “ Merit Award”
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Topic: Bert Salzman
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 13, 2007 Bert Salzman
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Matthew's Uncle Isak comes to visit the family in Anchorage after undergoing harsh and unfruitful hunting conditions in the North. Uncle Isak's challenges in dealing with a more structured urban environment presents a problem for he and family. The story is poignant especially when told by the Eskimos in the film; at these times the faces of the narrators reveal their sorrow and unease even more than their words. Awards: Midwest Film Festival Merit Award. Alaska Council of Arts Award.
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Topic: Bert Salzman
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jun 15, 2007 Bert Salzman
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A bilingual girl of Mexican-American parents has ambitions to be teacher. She gets early experience when she helps her uncle learn English so he can obtain a driver’s license for a new job. Awards: Columbus Film Festival : ”Best Film in category” Aired on CBS Children’s Film Festival
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Topic: Bert Salzman
Academic Film Archive of North America
Jul 29, 2007 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
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Sep 17, 2007 UPMAA, WCAU-TV
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Cammann, Schuyler,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 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
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Carson Davidson Productions
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Follow the step-by-step execution of a woodblock print by artist Lowell Naeve from initial sketch to completed edition. Emphasizes the unique qualities of the medium for creative expression. For more on director Carson Davidson, visit www.afana.org/davidsoncarson.htm
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Topics: art, woodblock, printing
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 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
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Gerald McDermott
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The late Gerald McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, an extremely complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. The production was handled by an uncredited Harrison Engle, later noted as a documentary filmmaker. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts. With films that are startling in intensity, and majestic...
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Topics: Animation, Japan, folktale
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Intl Film Bureau Inc;
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‘Quelle Chance’ (1955, 10m, unknown director). In the charming village of Vaires-sûr-Marnes, an accident occurs, and everyone leaves the restaurant to watch the aftermath. In their absence, a wandering accordionist and two children polish off the food and drink from everyone's table. The French sense of justice is secured, and the children are led away, holding their bellies. From the Modern Language Association.
Topic: France
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Intl Film Bureau Inc
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‘L'entente Cordiale’ (1955) 8m, unknown director). This film, in the ‘Beginning French Conversation’ series, portrays a slice of life that is rapidly disappearing in many French villages, in this case, the traditional French corner market, with its harried proprietor.
Topic: France
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Bruce And Katharine Cornwell
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'Journey to the Center of a Triangle' (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. The music is Bach's preludes 8 (Eb minor) and 12 (F minor) from the Well Tempered Clavier. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm...
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Topics: mathematics, science
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Steve Bosustow, Amer Cancer Society, Inc
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'Inside Magoo' (1960) 15, prod. Steve Bosustow. The nearsighted Mr. Magoo here experiences the seven danger signals of cancer and sees his doctor, even though as a Sagittarius, he feels he is not susceptible (Cancer, get it?). Notable for acted sequences with Jim Backus, producer Stephen Bosustow, and Scopitone star Joi Lansing as the nurse. Magoo goes to gets his colon scoped!
Topic: Animation
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Intl Film Foundation
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Homage à François Couperin (1978) 2m, dir. Philip Stapp. Also known as "Butterflies". A three-minute fantasy of butterflies and dragonflies cavorting amongst the pussywillows, Japanese-inspired animation accompanied by two variations on keyboard works by the Baroque composer. Uses a pointillist technique to provide a stroboscopic illusion where recognizable shapes become fluid abstractions, and where time is stretched to reveal the main patterns of the choreography. Exhibits a...
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Topics: animation, Couperin, baroque, music
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 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
Oct 4, 2007 Carson "Kit" Davidson
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The mechanized production of Duro-Test light bulbs is filmed as a dance to the tune of the Brandenburg, as choreographed filaments, glass, and metal combine in a dynamic finale. For more on Carson Davidson, visit http://www.afana.org/davidsoncarson.htm
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Topics: industrial, light bulb
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Bruce and Katharine Cornwell
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Bruce and Katharine Cornwell are primarily known for a series of remarkable animated films on the subject of geometry. Created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal, they are brilliant short films, tracing Klee-like geometric shapes to intriguing music, including the memorable 'Bach meets Third Steam Jazz' musical score in ‘Congruent Triangles.’ In this melding of art and science, the Cornwells create a quasi-hypnotic take on a mathematical construct. More on the Cornwells at...
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Topic: mathematics, science
Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 William Heick
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A magnificent film featuring Pacific Northwest Indian dances of the ancient winter ceremonial handed down among the Kwakiutl families as their way of keeping history. Beautiful costumes and masks are worn by the dancers in this black and white film
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Academic Film Archive of North America
Oct 4, 2007 Reginald LeBorg
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‘Jose Iturbi: Part I’ (1946) 10m, dir. Reginald LeBorg. Iturbi here performs dazzling piano interpretations of 'Sevilla' by Albeniz and 'Fantasie - Impromptu' by Chopin.
Topics: classical Music, piano
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Oct 5, 2007 WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
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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 emailphotos@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: Archaeology, Ainu artifacts, Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey....
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Oct 5, 2007 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.
Topic: Mexico
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Oct 5, 2007 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, Mexico City
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Oct 5, 2007 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.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Oct 5, 2007 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. Please note that the film can identified the footage as Mexico 1933, but has been...
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Topics: Kingston, Jamaica, Marketplaces
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Oct 6, 2007 Parish Digital Video Productions
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BREATHE EASY is a film is about a woman living an active, positive life with the handicap of severe COPD/emphysema. The film documents the fact that she brings her supplemental oxygen tank with her as she teaches, participates in exercise class and goes to the supermarket. Her example, of living an active life with this challenge, becomes an invitation for anyone at any age with any condition to live as fully as possible. Even with a physical problem, a person is still free to choose how to...
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Topics: oxygen, Breathe, COPD, SilverSneakers, Silver Sneakers, Emphysema, aging, Lois Perelman,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
Oct 8, 2007 UPMAA, WCAU-TV
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Cammann, Schuyler,...