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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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Botanist Corneille Ewango talks about his work at the Okapi Faunal Reserve in the Congo Basin -- and his heroic work protecting it from poachers, miners and raging civil wars.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2007, TED, Talks, Africa, activism, animals, biodiversity, biosphere, war, 2007
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Stories are necessary, but they're not as magical as they seem, says writer Sisonke Msimang. In this funny and thoughtful talk, Msimang questions our emphasis on storytelling and spotlights the decline of facts. During a critical time when listening has been confused for action, Msimang asks us to switch off our phones, step away from our screens and step out into the real world to create a plan for justice.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, Internet, activism, collaboration, communication, community, empathy,...
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In this short, image-packed talk, Marisa Fick-Jordan talks about how a village of traditional Zulu wire weavers built a worldwide market for their dazzling work.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2007, TED, Talks, Africa, art, business, design, short talk, 2007
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Filmmaker Newton Aduaka shows clips from his powerful, lyrical feature film "Ezra," about a child soldier in Sierra Leone.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2007, TED, Talks, Africa, arts, creativity, culture, entertainment, film,...
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Joseph Lekuton, a member of parliament in Kenya, starts with the story of his remarkable education, then offers a parable of how Africa can grow. His message of hope has never been more relevant.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2007, TED, Talks, Africa, collaboration, culture, education, global issues,...