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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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TED Talks
Jun 21, 2012 TED.com
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Can the interests of an individual nation be reconciled with humanity's greater good? Can a patriotic, nationally elected politician really give people in other countries equal consideration? Following his TEDTalk calling for a global ethic, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown fields questions from TED Curator Chris Anderson.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, environment, global issues, government, interview, politics, war, TEDGlobal...
TED Talks
Jun 20, 2012 TED.com
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The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, agriculture, biodiversity, biosphere, climate change, disaster relief,...
TED Talks
Jun 20, 2012 TED.com
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Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem -- the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of fossil fuels.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, energy, environment, future, green, pollution, sustainability, technology,...
TED Talks
Apr 26, 2012 TED.com
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Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, activism, business, culture, global issues, poverty, women, work,...
TED Talks
Apr 26, 2012 TED.com
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Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, business, environment, oceans, plastic, science, 2009
TED Talks
Apr 26, 2012 TED.com
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Diane Benscoter spent five years as a "Moonie." She shares an insider's perspective on the mind of a cult member, and proposes a new way to think about today's most troubling conflicts and extremist movements.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, God, activism, faith, meme, religion, 2009
TED Talks
Apr 26, 2012 TED.com
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The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US State Department is a foretaste of his major new book, sure to provoke widespread debate.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED@State, TED, Talks, alternative energy, climate change, development, environment,...
TED Talks
Apr 26, 2012 TED.com
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At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, Africa, activism, communication, disaster relief, global issues,...
TED Talks
Apr 26, 2012 TED.com
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At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take / make / waste" industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, business, design, environment, green, materials, poetry,...
TED Talks
Apr 25, 2012 TED.com
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A TED archive gem. At TED in 1998, Brenda Laurel asks: Why are all the top-selling videogames aimed at little boys? She spent two years researching the world of girls (and shares amazing interviews and photos) to create a game that girls would love.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED1998, TED, Talks, arts, children, culture, design, entertainment, gaming, technology,...