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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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Abhay Singh
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay sings and the other safari guides, Kamal and Kunwar, join in the fun. After a couple of tourists come over, Abhay asks for whiskey.
Topics: camp, music, whiskey, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay cooks roti (bread) over a fire and serves it to his tourists, camel guides Kunwar and Kunal and the Global Lives crew.
Topics: cooking, roti, campfire, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay and his tour group arrive at the spot where they are camping for the night. Abhay repairs a rope that he uses to tie the forefeet of the camels, and then sets up camp. It's getting dark and cold so Abhay makes a fire.
Topics: sand dunes, campfire, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay sets up camp at the new site. He makes tea and cooks pakodas (battered vegetable fritters) before it gets dark.
Topics: camp, tea, sunset, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay continues cooking and coordinating his next day of work over the phone. He then sings while banging on a metal plate.
Topics: camp, dinner, music, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 19, 2014 Global Lives Project
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The other camel safari guides, Kunwar and Kamal, let Abhay know their camp is further away and invite him to join them. Camel safari guides typically share provisions and cook together so Abhay packs up and moves his group to the new camp site.
Topics: camp, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 18, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay and his camel safari group come across some shrubs, where he gives the camels and tourists a rest break. He unloads the camels and they start grazing in the bush. Two other camel guides, Kamal and Kunwar, come by to help Abhay unload and cook lunch.
Topics: desert, oasis, rest, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 18, 2014 Global Lives Project
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While cooking, Abhay tells stories about India's war with Pakistan. He also talks about the superstitions and religious practices of soldiers, locals and generally in Rajasthan.
Topics: camp, pakistan, religion, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 18, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Everyone enjoys dinner while Abhay talks to his fellow camel safari guides Kunwar and Kamal about local and personal matters. Abhay breaks out into song now and then.
Topics: dinner, singing, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 18, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay serves tea and shares details of his family and the local culture with his tour group. They come from southern India but have lived in the United States.
Topics: camp, culture, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
Jun 18, 2014 Global Lives Project
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Abhay cooks dinner and arranges mattresses for his tour group with the help of fellow safari guides, Kunwar and Kamal. There is telephone reception so Abhay calls his boss to make plans for tomorrow when he will take another tour group into the Desert National Park in Rajasthan.
Topics: camp, cellphone, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives