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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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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The talk deals with the most important characteristics of Daoism and its relationship to Confucianism. It starts from the explanation of the Chinese phrase "Zi ran" and then discusses Daoism, Confucianism and Chinese thought.
Topics: Taoism, Confucianism, Philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Religion, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Moran, editor of The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 328, Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949, discusses the lives and careers of some of the writers profiled in the book. Authors include Ai Wu, Ba Jin, Bao Tianxiao, Bing Xin, Cheng Xiaoqing, Ding Ling, Jiang Guangci, Lai He, Lao She, Ling Shuhua, Lu Xun, Lu Yin, Mao Dun, Mu Shiying, Shen Congwen, Shi Tuo (Lu Fen), Wu Jianren (Wo Foshanren), Wumingshi...
Topics: Chinese fiction, 20th Century, Chinese writers, Literature, History, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Language, mind and culture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using material from his book, Global Hollywood, Miller examines the factors underlying Hollywood's success in the world film market.
Topics: Motion picture industry, Hollywood, Labor, Globalization, Filmmaking, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (47 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Van Order examines the editing and mixing of dialogue, music and ambient sound in the English-language version of La Strada, over which Fellini had no control.
Topics: Fellini, Federico, Strada (Motion picture), Film criticism, Soundtracks, Language, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (94 min.) Part of the Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish studies series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies was established in 1987 by Hannah A. Quint and her son Eliot Levinson of Middlebury's class of 1964. The mandate of the Lecturehip is to provoke thought in the college, the community and the region on issues of the moment in Jewish history, religion and culture. The event is sponsored by the Middlebury College Religion...
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Jesus Christ, Merchant of Venice, Judaism, Religion, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (82 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using declassified documents from the National Security Archive, Cuba-expert Peter Kornbluh offers a historical perspective and an insider's view of the last fifty years of American-Latin American relations.
Topics: Cuba, Cuban Revolution, Venezuela, Castro, Fidel, 1926-, Politics, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Carravetta reads and discusses the introduction to his upcoming book: "After all: critical theory and the geography of culture at the end of the Postmodern age." The book deals with three interconnected themes. The postmodern debate brought out the deficiencies of hyperrational models of analysis, including the dangers of globalization, but did not...
Topics: Globalization, Postmodernism, Culture diffusion, Discourse and society, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Scott A. Margolin '99 Lecture in environmental affairs series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by Rich Wolfson. This lecture begins with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades. Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models...
Topics: Climate change, Environmental ethics, Global warming, Environmentalism, Research, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (84 min.) Part of the Language, mind and culture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by the Foreign Language Enrichment Fund, Department of Classics, Department of Philosophy, and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Johnson discusses his recent work on the embodied character of language and meaning.
Topics: Cognitive grammar, Metaphor, Mind and body, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (58 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Esquivel discusses her new book, Intimas suculencias : tratado filosafico de cocina.
Topics: Cookery, Mexican authors, Literature, Latin-American literature, Food, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (96 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Fishman discusses the interdisciplinary connections between language and ethnicity.
Topics: Social psychology, Language, Identity, Society, Linguistics, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv ( min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott Symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The death of Jesus, the central event of "the Passion," is a major icon of the Western world, however one views it. The 2008 Scott Symposium begins with an examination of the story of Jesus' death in the gospels and other early Christian literature, then looks at the development of these narratives in liturgy, art, music, literature, drama, and film.
Topics: Jesus Christ, Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, American literature, Christianity, Religious...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (59 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Journalism, Discourse and society, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Journalism, Discourse and society, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (63 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Who's shaping globalization? Rothkopf discusses "The Superclass", his upcoming book about the world's power elite.
Topics: Class conflict, Power, Globalization, Economics, Politics, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (127 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Cosponsored by the Museum of Art, the Program in Environmental Studies, Cook Commons, and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Lomborg, author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist, gives a public lecture followed by a moderated discussion with Bill McKibben, Middlebury College scholar in residence in environmental studies. Lomborg uses a cost-benefit analysis approach to argue that other issues...
Topics: Global environmental change, Global warming, Climate change, Environmental ethics,...
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by President Ron Liebowitz first seven minutes. McKibben discusses the latest science on global warming as well as the meaning of that science, and the idea that humans are suddenly casting a much larger shadow over the planet's operations.
Topics: Environmental ethics, Global warming, Climate change, Environmentalism, Economics, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 videocassette (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The youngest speaker ever in the history of the Israeli Knesset and a staunch supporter of peace in the Middle East, Avraham Burg has been referred to as "one of the best speechmakers in politics." Ha'Aretz Magazine writes, "he has a unique, multilayered manner of speaking that evokes lofty musings on the 'eternal Israel' while simultaneously evincing a hard-nosed,...
Topics: Middle East, Politics, International affairs, War, Terrorism, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (120 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Lane discusses consensual sexual relations between faculty and students in terms of professional responsibility, abuse of power, and the meaning of informed consent.
Topics: Sexual ethics, Sexuality, Teaching, Sexual consent, Higher education, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Spire discusses his doctoral thesis about the relationship between the State and immigration in France from 1945-1975.
Topics: North Africa, Algeria, Colonialism, France, Immigration, Lectures