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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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Basak Taner
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eye 168
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Basak has tea with her friend.
Topics: Istanbul, Yogurtcu park, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 109
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Basak get ready to go to work.
Topics: Istanbul, gettingready, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 109
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 228
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 91
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 103
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Basak finishes writing her book SPICA.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 86
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 106
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Basak arrives at a pharmacy and continues driving around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, next pharmacy/Sultanbeyli, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 82
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Basak talks to her friend.
Topics: Istanbul, talking, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 108
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Basak drives to the pharmacy where she works.
Topics: Istanbul, driving, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 98
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Basak drives back to the city and continues working.
Topics: Istanbul, getting back to the city., globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 108
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals before grabbing some food.
Topics: Istanbul,working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 94
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 106
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Basak comes home.
Topics: Istanbul, home, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 42
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Basak goes to a park with her friend and her friend's baby.
Topics: Istanbul, Sencan Sagatelyan, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 88
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Basak works.
Topics: Istanbul, working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 106
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Basak hangs out with her friend.
Topics: Istanbul, chilling, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 115
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 132
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Basak is busy with her daughter.
Topics: Istanbul, home/Suadiye, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 96
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Basak talks to customers and continues working.
Topics: Istanbul, customes Kazim Eren, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 48
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 40
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 44
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Basak works.
Topics: Istanbul, working2, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 41
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Basak takes care of her daughter and home.
Topics: Istanbul,daughter, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 75
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Basak watches television.
Topics: Istanbul, dad/Cuneyt, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 44
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Basak drives around for work.
Topics: Istanbul, wood carving, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 34
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Basak starts writing her book SPICA.
Topics: Istanbul, book, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 41
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, keep driving, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 47
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 56
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, delivering2, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 34
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Basak works.
Topics: Istanbul, working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 35
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Basak puts her daughter to sleep.
Topics: Istanbul, daughter sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 32
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Basak drives.
Topics: Istanbul, driving2, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 79
favorite 1
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 42
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Basak delivers.
Topics: Istanbul new day, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 108
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Basak works and walks through a cemetary.
Topics: Istanbul, cemetary, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 36
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Basak goes to her friend's house.
Topics: Istanbul, customer/Sencan Sagatelyan, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 41
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Basak goes to bed.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 63
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 38
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Basak feeds her baby.
Topics: Istanbul, Zeynep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 47
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 76
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Basak writes her book SPICA and has a drink.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 48
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 40
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Basak sleeps.
Topics: Istanbul, sleep, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 32
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, keep working, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
movies
eye 51
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Basak writes her book SPICA and has a drink.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
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eye 104
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Basak wakes up.
Topics: Istanbul, waking up, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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eye 84
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Life Story Interview
Topics: Baoji train station, Xi'an, Kunming, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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eye 33
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Life Story Interview
Topics: Baoji train station, Xi'an, Kunming, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 34
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Basak is in a bar/talking
Topics: Life Story, Interview, Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 36
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Basak is in a bar/talking
Topics: Life Story, Interview, Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Basak Taner
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 34
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Basak is in a bar/talking
Topics: Life Story, Interview, Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 37
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Ruixian Fan makes sure that each passenger is in their proper hard or soft sleeper bunk. She greets them and also helps everyone get settled on the train. This includes providing hot water for drinking and answering questions about when the K165 is expected to arrive in Kunming. Ruixian Fan sits down in her onboard train office and fills in a work report.
Topics: passenger, bunk, Kunming, work report, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 35
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Ruixian Fan rides the commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an with her work colleagues. She rests comfortably in the hard sleeper area.
Topics: commuter, Baoji, Xi'an, hard sleeper, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Ruixian Fan walks through carriage 8 and 9 one last time before heading to carriage 2. Her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming is complete. Ruixian Fan brushes her teeth and washes her face. Several of her other colleagues are also getting ready to go to bed. More than 1000 kilometers remain to be traveled. Heavy rain in the region has caused mudslides and the train has been delayed.
Topics: overnight, Xi'an, Kunming, kilometers, mudslides, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 26
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Ruixian Fan sleeps after her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming.
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 45
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Ruixian Fan is a long distance train attendant on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming. She works the overnight shift. As the sun rises she pulls back the curtains in the hard and soft sleeper carriages. Some passengers are beginning to wake up. Ruixian Fan collects and refills the hot water thermoses for each compartment.
Topics: long distance train, overnight, sun rises, hard sleeper, soft sleeper, hot water thermoses,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 27
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As a long distance train attendant on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming, Ruixian Fan will remain on duty until morning. She sits alone in the soft sleeper carriage. All the passengers are asleep.
Topics: long distance train attendant, Xi'an, Kuming, soft sleeper, passengers, globallivesproject, Global...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 20
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After playing volleyball, Ruixian Fan returns to her office at Baoji train station. She relaxes with a few of her collegues in the conference room before their staff meeting.
Topics: Baoji train station, colleague, long distance train, staff meeting, globallivesproject, Global...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 34
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Ruixian Fan records the ID numbers of several passengers who have managed to upgrade their hard seat tickets for sleeper beds. She is a member of the K165 work unit, a train line which travels 35 hours across China from Xi'an to Kunming. Ruixian Fan takes a break by stting down in the soft sleeper carriage. She looks out the window into the night.
Topics: ID numbers, passengers, upgrade, tickets, Xi'an, Kunming, window, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 16
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Ruixian Fan completes her paperwork onboard the K165, a long distance train from Xi'an to Kunming. She organzies her supplies. After lights out on the train she makes her rounds. Ruixian will close the curtains and ensure that the passengers shoes are put away properly. All is quiet so she takes a moment to sit down and look out the train window.
Topics: long distance train, lights out, rounds, passengers, train window, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 182
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The K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming is running behind schedule due to heavy rain. Ruixian Fan waits for the train to stop at the next station. She opens the carriage door and posts up the numbers for 8 and 9 together. Several passengers exit the train and others enter. Ruixian Fan checks their tickets and makes sure they have found their sleeping quarters for the reminder of their journey.
Topics: Kunming, Xi'an, carriage, passengers, tickets, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 30
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Ruixian Fan works the overnight shift on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming as a long distance train attendant. The train has been delayed by heavy rain. It is the middle of the night. She walks through carriage 8 and 9 while completing a checklist.
Topics: overnight, long distance, delayed, carriage, checklist, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 30
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Ruixian Fan is one of the first to arrive at the K165 train line staff meeting. She reads the news on her mobile phone and speaks with some of her colleagues before their leader starts the meeting.
Topics: K165 train line, staff meeting, colleagues, chat, work unit, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 22
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Ruixian Fan sleeps after her overnight shift on the K165 from Xi'an to Kunming.
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 32
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Ruixian Fan sits in the onboard train office after finishing her morning duties. She walks to the dining car and eats breakfast. The the K165 train staff are served steamed buns, pickled cabbage, stir-fried chicken, and rice porridge.
Topics: onboard train office, dining carriage, breakfast, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 27
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Ruixian Fan sleeps in carriage 2. She has finished her overnight shift on the K165. The train continues its journey towards Kunming. As a long distance train attendant Ruixian Fan has become accustomed to sleeping while in route. No passengers are allowed in this carriage.
Topics: sleeps, overnight, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
movies
eye 30
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Ruixian Fan sits in the soft sleeper carriage. At times she looks out the window into the darkness. She speaks to no one, stands up, walks to the carriage door, and waits. The K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming hums its way over the train tracks, rocking back and forth as it goes.
Topics: soft sleeper carriage, window, darkness, train tracks, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 43
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Ruixian Fan takes a break from work and wants to play basketball. She leaves the office to look for her colleague who works with her on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming. Downstairs another work unit has already started a volleyball match. She joins in that game instead.
Topics: basketball, colleague, volleyball, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 29
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Ruixian Fan and her colleague talk together on the commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an. They are seated in the hard sleeper area. There are six bunks to a compartment.
Topics: colleague, Baoji, Xi'an, hard sleeper, bunks, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 35
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Ruixian Fan stands in position outside the number 8 carriage of the K165 train line at the Xi'an train station. Passengers rush by. Some ask her questions and move on while others board the train.
Topics: Xi'an train station, passengers, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
movies
eye 27
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Ruixian Fan sits on a seat in the soft sleeper carriage. All the passengers are asleep on the train. She checks the time and returns to her onboard train office to pick up the log. She walks to the diner car where her colleagues are completing their paperwork and turns in her notes. Ruixian Fan returns to her seat in the carriage. She is silent.
Topics: soft sleeper, passengers, ticket log, diner car, paperwork, silent, globallivesproject, Global...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
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eye 25
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Ruixian Fan reviews her research for an article in her work unit's newsletter. Her office is located at the Baoji train station.
Topics: work unit, newsletter, Baoji train station, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
movies
eye 36
favorite 0
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Ruixian Fan wipes down the sink and bathroom areas of carriages 8 and 9. She sweeps the floors and mops the walkways. Her morning duties are nearly completed. She takes a few minutes to herself and sits at her work station in the onboard train office.
Topics: sink, bathrooms, sweeps, mops, morning, onboard train office, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
Ruixian Fan
Feb 21, 2014 Global Lives Project
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
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Ruixian Fan surfs the Internet after lunch. Her collegue comes to visit and is surprised by the cameras. A friend calls to chat and they plan to play basketball together.
Topics: online, cell phone, basketball, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives