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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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Port Washington Performing Arts
by Harbor Theater Company
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1985 Harbor Theater Company production of "Chicago".  Directed by Robert Raduazzo.  Musical Direction by Brian Hiller.  Produced by Nick Scandalios.  Technical Producer - Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Jordan Hampton.  Port Washington, NY.  August 4th, 1985.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Harbor Theater Company
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1985 Harbor Theater Company production of "Chicago".  Directed by Robert Raduazzo.  Musical Direction by Brian Hiller.  Produced by Nick Scandalios.  Technical Producer - Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Jordan Hampton.   Port Washington, NY.  August 4th, 1985.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Harbor Theater Company
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1985 Harbor Theater Company production of "Chicago".  Directed by Robert Raduazzo.  Musical Direction by Brian Hiller.  Produced by Nick Scandalios.  Technical Producer - Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Jordan Hampton.  Port Washington, NY.  August 4th, 1985.
Topic: Performing Arts
University of Washington Libraries
by Herbert M Cole, Karen L Morell
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African Encounters Video Series Beauty and the Beast   A video program with videography and narration by Herbert M. Cole.  The video was taken in 1983 in the Agwa village-group in Nigeria.   Beauty and the Beast: Comparing Two Igbo Masquerades By Herbert M. Cole   This video compares two quite different, separate masquerades in a single Igbo community: Ekeleke, a dance of several stilt maskers, along with a masked leopard and diviner, contrasting with Okoroshi, a more complex and lengthy...
Topics: Nigeria, Igbo, Igbo (African people) -- Social life and customs, Masquerades, African Art History,...
University of Washington Libraries
by Kofi Awoonor, Karen L. Morell (producer)
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African Encounters Series An Ewe folktale: The Hunter and The Gazelle Kofi Awoonor narrates an English language version of the Ghanaian folktale entitled "The Hunter and The Gazelle.” Recorded in 1985 at the University of Washington, Seattle. (To hear audio of singing portion view the Ewe language video).
Topics: Ewe, Ghanaian Tales, Ewe Folklore, Ewe Tales, University of Washington
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Singers
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1985 Port Singers production of "Mame". May 10th, 1985. Port Washington, NY. Directed by Pamela Meadows. Musical direction by Philip A. Glover
Topic: Port Singers
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1985 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Robber Bridegroom".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Sandra A. Vigliotti.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  August 16th, 1985.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1985 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Robber Bridegroom".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Sandra A. Vigliotti.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  August 16th, 1985.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
University of Washington Libraries
by Ray Silverman
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African Encounters Series  The Akan of Ghana  Presents the way of life of the Akan people in today's world, including sections on living conditions, education, religion, art and popular culture.
Topics: Akan, Ghana, African Art History, Seattle Art Museum, University of Washington
University of Washington Libraries
by Ray Silverman (script/researcher), Karen L. Morell (director/producer)
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This video documents lost wax processing of brass by the Bono people of Ghana (original Super 8 field footage). 
Topics: Ghana, Bono, Lost Wax Casting, Bells, African Art History, University of Washington
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Hans Bethe, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Cornell University; Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, University of Washington and a participant in the Manhattan Project during World War II, focuses on President Reagan's proposed "Star Wars" system, envisioned by some as the answer to America's defense needs, by others as a potentially disastrous project. Dr. Bethe feels that there is no such thing as a technically feasible defense against nuclear war. The Nobel laureate discusses...
Topics: Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005, Nobel Prize winners, Strategic Defense Initiative,...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Page interviews Dr. Burton Reifler, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington. Dr. Reifler takes a look at the long and short term effects and implications of Alzheimer's. He discusses the first signs of the disease and treatments which are helping those who are living with it. Medicine has found that in Alzheimer's it is the caregiver who usually bears the brunt of the disease.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon reflection in...
Topics: Reifler, Burton, Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's disease -- Treatment, Upon Reflection
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Page interviews Judy Runstad, President of the Downtown Seattle Association, a partner at Foster, Pepper and Riviera and a graduate of the University of Washington Law School. Ms. Runstad discusses the steps in land development, the zoning codes, the state environmental laws, architects, downtown developers, public interest groups, etc. She also discusses how "bad" developers operate, the changes in the Seattle Central Business District Zoning Codes, historical preservation,...
Topics: Runstad, Judy, City planning, City planning -- Washington (State) -- Seattle, Neighborhood planning...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Page interviews John Hope Franklin, Professor Emeritus at Duke University and Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington. Professor Franklin discusses the valid scientific reconstruction of an historical individual--George Washington Williams; examines the changes in historical perspective over time, the history of the "nameless millions" in addition to outstanding individuals; objectivity in researching and writing history; the historical novel...
Topics: Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009, History, History -- Methodology, Social justice, Upon Reflection
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Page interviews Bruno Bettelheim, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington. Professor Bettelheim discusses parent vs. child needs, the extension of the child dependency period, adolescence, changes in maturity rates; the educational process and time restraints, kindergarten, play, learning and emotional security; the child's viewpoint; the substance of the family. Professor Bettelheim also reflects upon his own life...
Topics: Bettelheim, Bruno, Psychiatrists, Child rearing, Parent and child, Holocaust survivors, Upon...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Bruce Cumings, Associate Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, examines Korea, one of the oldest countries in the world with a flourishing culture that dates back to the sixth century A.D. Yet Korea is largely an unknown culture to most Americans. Professor Cumings talks about the Chinese and Japanese connections with Korea and the unusual role which education plays in both North and South Korea.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon...
Topics: Cumings Bruce, 1943-, Upon Reflection, Korea (South), Foreign relations, Korea (South) -- Social...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Page interviews Lawrence Klein, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington and Nobel Prize winner in Economics. Professor Klein discusses economic forecasting, computer technology, systems and models, data accumulation and accuracy; politics and the economy, tax reform, economic recovery, capital investment; service economy, technical development, education, unemployment.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from...
Topics: Klein, Lawrence R. (Lawrence Robert), 1920-2013, Nobel Prize winners, Economic forecasting,...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Alan Marlatt, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington, looks at a different model of addiction, one which does not focus on genetics but, rather, on bad habits. The production was recorded in a bar--the Bar Lab in the Psychology Building at the University of Washington. The Lab, with a two-way mirror, video and audio recording equipment, was designed to do research about drinking behavior.  Originally broadcast as a segment of the television series Upon reflection. 
Topics: Marlatt, G. Alan, College students -- Alcohol use, Substance abuse, Alcoholism -- Prevention, Upon...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Page interviews Douglas Jackson, Professor of Geography in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Professor Jackson discusses the dual nature of Canadian culture, the English and the French influences, the East and the West of Canada, the physical influence of the landscape, exports/imports, the press, politics, Canadian attitudes toward the United States, the North American common market.  From 'Upon Reflection' series.
Topics: Canada, Canada -- English-French relations, Regional disparities -- Canada, Upon Reflection
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Al Page interviews Stephen Malone, Research Professor in the Geophysics Program at the University of Washington. Professor Malone discusses earthquakes, plate tectonics, the Richter Scale, measuring devices, links between volcanos and earthquakes, the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens and predictions of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon reflection in 1985. 
Topics: Malone, Stephen, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Natural disasters, Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Host Al Page interviews George (Pinky) Nelson, NASA astronaut and Visiting Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington. Mr. Nelson discusses the current status of the space program, the Rogers Commission, the shuttle crash and its aftermath; space technology, Soviet advances; the space station, the economic considerations of the space program; the perfect astronaut, psychological aspects; the joys of space flight.    Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon reflection in...
Topics: Nelson George (George Driver "Pinky") 1950-, Astronautics, Astronautics and state --...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Al Page interviews Kozo Yamamura, Economics Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Professor Yamamura discusses short and long term influences due to the influx of Japanese investment in American industry, analyzes Japanese economic policies as regards domestic demands vs. international demands, examines political ramifications, reflects upon the meanings of "internationalization" to the Japanese and explains some of the cultural...
Topics: Yamamura, Kōzō, Japan -- Economic policy, United States -- Foreign economic relations,...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Gary Becker, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, and Visiting Professor, University of Washington, a noted economist and sociologist, takes a look at the merger of those two fields. Topics range from the criminal justice system and capital punishment to market economies vs. socialist economies.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon reflection in 1985. 
Topics: Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley), 1930-2014, Economics, Social sciences, Capitalism, Marxian...
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington. Instructional Media Services.
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Richard Fagen, Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies, Stanford University, and Visiting Professor, University of Washington, presents a primer on the history of a small nation making big news. It is a look at the social and economic conditions that led to the overthrow of the Samoza government and an examination of those who led the revolution.  Originally broadcast on UWTV as a segment from Upon reflection in 1985. 
Topics: Fagen, Richard R, Nicaragua -- History, Nicaragua -- Social conditions, Nicaragua -- Economic...
Washington State University Libraries
by 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