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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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UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his coursework at the School of Law.
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about the issues of money, social justice, and Westlaw legal resources.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his work at Camp Pendleton, his one prosecution case, and and his move to the Naval Justice School for teaching experience.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his experiences growing up in segregated Kansas City and his later work with the NAACP and civil rights.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about how he got involved in LGBTQ and transgender rights after his time in the military.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father's work and how he convinced him to take on law school.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his experience in the Marines in the 1970's and how the military treated the issue of LGBTQ rights.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father's education and their moves around the Midwest.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about teaching and shaking hands with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy before he was caught.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about getting fired and the good that can come out of it; like father like son.
Topics: Advice to Students, After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his relationship with his father and his childhood illnesses.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about what courses were like during his father's time as Dean, thinking back on a few notable faculty hires.
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his search for work after his military service and his lucky break at the University of Puget Sound, thanks to his experience at the law library at UMKC.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
by UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father's path to the School of Law at UMKC.
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
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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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 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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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 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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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...