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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 Port Washington Play Troupe
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1983 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Grease".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Corey Berman.  Choreography by Deborah Rosenthal.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  Carrie Palmer Weber Junior H.S.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1983 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Grease".  Directed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Corey Berman.  Choreography by Deborah Rosenthal.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Assistant Producer - Janet Grunwald.  Carrie Palmer Weber Junior H.S.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
by 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
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Description : The Gee family of Sacramento was your typical nuclear family living in Suburbia. Mom. Dad. Son. Daughter. Occasionally a pet fish. Dad worked for the government (it IS Sacramento after all), Mom worked as a nurse at UC Davis. Son and Daughter studied hard, took piano lessons, enjoyed summer break playing in the back yard. Being a tech geek (in the 1970s), Dad bought a movie camera and was able to document our lives. The treat of the year was our summer vacations, where we’d all...
Topics: waterfalls, Oregon, Yellowstone, Silver Falls, South Falls, North Falls, home movies, Filipino,...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Bluegrass band plays for a crowd at Appalachia Motel in Hyden, Kentucky. Billed as "A Night to Remember: An Evening of Musical Moonshining at the Appalachia Motel." Musicians include Wayne Bishop, Robbie Horton, Joey Lewis, Paul Wooten. 1983.
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Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, bluegrass music
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Portrait of a staff photographer with the Coalfield Progress, a bi-weekly newspaper published in Norton, Virginia. The program looks at the technical and artistic aspects of photography, as well as showing how a fine visual artist uses his skills in commercial news work.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Bill Blanton, Coalfield Progress
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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One of several Headwaters shows about violence. This show features Virginia Department of Corrections, Camp 18 and includes interviews with the prison counselor, area supervisor of prison labor for the Virginia Department of Highways, and inmates. The show integrates footage from 1977 shot for Mountain Community Television at the same prison. Topics include rehabilitation, forced labor and discipline.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, prison system
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
Appalshop Archive
by University of Kentucky and Appalshop
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Documentation of a 1981 annual gathering of African-Americans who trace their families to the Appalachian region and coal mining communities. Includes a brief history of blacks in the mountains and community life in the coal camps. The gathering takes place in Cleveland, OH. Produced by Appalshop with Dr. Bill Turner of the Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky. Final five minutes is a preview of upcoming Headwaters programs presented by producer Jeff Kiser.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, African Americans
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Weaving baskets, and goats
Topic: Jews -- Yemen (Republic)
Appalshop Archive
by Cable 10 Frankfort
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Program on John Lozier, in which he plays the harmonica and recounts folk wisdom. The program was produced by Cable 10 of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, John Lozier
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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(Video begins at 00:42) Documentation of Senator Ted Kennedy's visit to eastern Kentucky in November 1983. Kennedy and Carl D. Perkins hear testimony by local citizens about the need for better health care and food programs. Activist Eula Hall is featured.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Edward Kennedy, Eula Hall, Carl D. Perkins
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This video is a mix of different lectures and shows. The first is a lecture with Q and A at Naropa in Colorado with Ginsberg in the audience asking Leary on a range of subjects including: death, transformation, ketamine and Studio 54. Filmed in 1984. The second outtake is from a 1970's television show of Leary discussing the role of heroes. The third is an excerpt of Leary's lecture on the subject of California in the future from the 1980's. The fourth is an excerpt from the Tom Snyder Show...
Topics: Death, transformation, Ketamine, intelligence, communication, Allen Ginsberg
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A lecture in Boulder, Colorado in 1983 with a small group of people with Q & A. Topics range from LSD to Drug War.
Topics: boulder, colorado, lsd, drug war
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A lecture in Boulder, Colorado in 1983 with a small group of people with Q & A. Topics range from consciousness to emerging technologies (part 2).
Topics: consciousness, emerging technologies, Experiments at Harvard, boulder, colorado
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A lecture in Boulder, Colorado in 1983 with a small group of people with Q & A. Topics range from consciousness to emerging technologies (part 3).
Topics: Philosophy, consciousness, psychedelics
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Members of the Letcher County chapter of the Kentucky Poetry Society take turns reading their poems. Footage is intercut with images of quilts created by and photographs of the local terrain and coal miners.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, poetry
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington.
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Produced by the Urban Systems Research Center at the University of Washington, this film portrays examples of computer simulations being used to aid in urban planning.  Shows a student going through the steps involved to use computer simulations for the modeling of a hypothetical bus service through the city of Seattle.
Topic: City planning, Computer graphics, Computer simulation, Seattle (Wash.)
Appalshop Archive
by Women's Film Project of Cincinnati; Appalshop
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Headwaters airs a video made by the Women’s Film Project. The video examines the problems with enforcement of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act through interviews with doctors, lawyers, workers and union officials. It explains a woman's rights and documents how women workers can gain these rights by highlighting the story of one group of factory workers and their fight for maternity benefits. At the end of the program women from Appalachia discuss their experiences being pregnant working...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Reproductive health
Jewish Theological Seminary - Film and Audio
by Spector, Johanna L.,
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Man showing process for making jewelry, children learning in school, man learning outside
Topic: Jews -- Yemen
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Program on the conclusion of a five-year long citizens' campaign in the mountain community of Brumley Gap, Virginia to block the construction of a hydroelectric power plant by Appalachian Power Company. In interviews, residents and activists recount the battle and discuss why they fought so passionately to stop the construction.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Brumley Gap, Dick Austin
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Rye Cove Elementary School principal Floyd Sloan, Jr. talks about forming the Rye Cove Cloggers, the development of clogging in Appalachia and his efforts to teach the younger generation the art. The show includes footage of school children clogging, interviews with two young cloggers, and the Rye Cove Cloggers performing in full dress.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, clog dancing
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPenn
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·       “All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.”
Topics: Oral histories, Penn Museum, University Museum, Museums, China, Chinese studies, East Asian...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Coal miners discuss Ronald Reagan’s 1983 State of the Union address. Clips of the address are interspersed with the miners’ commentary. Topics include balanced budget proposals, federal spending freeze, education initiatives, free trade and tax incentives. Of particular interest is one man’s comments on the noticeable decrease in federal public benefit provisions and the decrease in federal regulatory oversight of the mining industry.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal miners
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Bascom McCoy and his family and friends make molasses on the McCoy property at Bold Camp, Virginia. They cut cane, run it through a homemade press and heat and jar the molasses. Participants reminisce about their experiences at past stir-offs.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, sorghum making
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by The University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania with CIGNA Corporation
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Corporate Video, Orientation...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Program comprised to two fifteen minute segments. The first segment features eleven year old fiddle player Shawn Lane and his friend Marcus Smith who accompanies Lane on guitar. Includes interviews and footage of the two playing for cloggers at Rye Cove Elementary School. The second segment features award winning eighteen year old musician Chris Henson. Henson won “Downbeat” magazine’s award for best student soloist in 1981 and 1982. Includes footage of Henson recording in Reed...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, old time music, traditional music