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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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Academic Film Archive of North America
Jan 6, 2010 Bruce Russell
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To say Russell makes films on biology is sort of like saying Rodin threw some clay on a table and a few minutes later came up with a figure representative of a human. 'Light Microscope' starts out didactically (Russell was a former K-12 biology teacher) in instructing the student on proper microscope technique, then goes off into the hyperspace of lighting techniques, using light and colored filters, that make otherwise difficult-to-see phenomena visible. This film, frankly, borders on...
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Topics: biology, science, volvox, hydra, amoeba
Appalshop Archive
- The Miners Campaign Tape Project
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1984 documentary on British coal strikes produced in England by The Miners Campaign Tape Project.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, British Coal Board
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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1984 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Annie".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Sandra Vigliotti.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  August 19th, 1983.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
University of Washington Libraries
- University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Pages speaks with Judith Thornton, Professor of Economics, University of Washington. Professor Thornton talks about Soviet military spending and the political structure. She explains how the Party decides what share of the national income will be saved, and how much will go for defense, health and education. The ethnic diversity of the nation is discussed as well.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon reflection. 
Topics: Thornton, Judith, Soviet Union -- History, Soviet Union -- Economic policy, Soviet Union -- Ethnic...
Appalshop Archive
- Appalshop
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According to the narrator of the show, this episode of Headwaters documents the first dance residency in the state of Kentucky. Sponsored by the Letcher County Arts Council and the Kentucky Arts Council, the residency funded dance teacher Mary Bruce Blackburn to conduct classes at schools and other venues in the area. Footage includes description of the program by Letcher County Arts Council president Josephine Richardson and interviews with school administrators, parents and students and...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, arts education
Academic Film Archive of North America
- Bernard Wilets Productions.
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Here, Bernard Wilets creates a game show, "Risk Your Reputation," a dramatization in which the two great generals of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, debate the issues that led to war and reveal the full horror of the protracted battles that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit http://www.afana.org/wilets.htm
Appalshop Archive
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Show explores violence from various perspectives. Interviewees include Lee Howard, descendent of James B. Howard, a participant in the Baker-Howard feud in Clay County, who discusses violence in the context of feuding families. Kindergarten teacher Will Rosenfeld discusses the impact of violent television shows on children in his classroom at Norton Elementary School in Norton, Virginia. Ben B. Taylor, sherrif of Letcher County, talks about his attempts to control drugs and associated violence....
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, violence, crime
Washington State University Libraries
- Washington State University
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Annual yearbook of Washington State University.
Topics: Washington State University, College yearbooks, Washington (State)
Source: Is found in WSU 46, WSU Publications - Chinooks at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Appalshop Archive
- Appalshop
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Sponsored by the Coal Employment Project, this video documents the 6th Annual Conference of Women Miners held in Charleston, West Virginia. Over one hundred women gathered from 13 states to discuss maters of racial and sexual discrimination, maternity/paternity leave and acid rain. Includes interviews with women coal miners and a keynote speech by Cecil Roberts, International Vice President of the United Mine Workers of America.
Topics: Appalachia, coal mining, labor history, women coal miners
University of Washington Libraries
- University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Lucy Berliner, Supervisor of Child Research Projects, Harborview Hospital's Sexual Assault Center, Seattle, explores with host Al Page the painful subject of child abuse. The "system" has failed many children and it continues to "treat the symptom and ignore the cause." Berliner offers suggestions for changing the system. "The real problem [with child prostitution] is the market. There are people who live off these kids." Berliner discusses those "kids,"...
Topics: Berliner, Lucy, Child welfare, Teenage prostitution, Upon Reflection
University of Washington Libraries
- University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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John Goodlad, author of the highly acclaimed A Place Called School and visiting professor at the University of Washington School of Education, discusses his holistic view of our school system and presents some dissenting views on some widely held opinions. For example, "There is nothing in the formal education of our citizens to prepare them to be voters and taxpayers in the educational realm other than what they pick up by being a parent."  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment...
Topics: Goodlad, John I, Education -- United States, Public schools -- United States, Upon Reflection
Port Washington Performing Arts
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Port Singers 1984 production of G.F. Handel's "Messiah"  12-01-1984.  Directed by Philip A. Glover.  Weber Junior High School.  Port Washington, New York.
Topic: Performing Arts
University of Washington Libraries
- University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Kurt Lang, Director, School of Communications, University of Washington, discusses public opinion polls and mass media. Lang's research is used by every major polling organization in the nation. He presents an "insiders view" of television; a view of polls, politics, news sources and resources.  Originally broadcast as a segment of the television series Upon reflection. 
Topics: Lang Kurt 1924-, elevision broadcasting of news -- United States, Mass media criticism, Mass media...