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Educational Films

This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners; religious conversion films; and a host of others, too many to fully enumerate.

The majority of these films were produced for K-12 and college-aged students from the 1940s to the 1970s. They include films from significant collections and repositories on psychology (e.g. the Psychological Cinema Registry), science (Encyclopedia Cinematographica) and art They will be of interest to educations and researchers, but equally to filmmakers and artists or groups documenting local history.

Educational films were shown to audiences of all ages, though they were typically produced with a specific age group and instructional purpose in mind. Many were accompanied by study or discussion guides used to facilitate post-screening discussions. They were viewed in an array of contexts, most often in schools and universities, churches, libraries, museums, social clubs, and the military. Taken collectively, these materials played a key role in shaping the citizenry of a generation.

Our purpose in collecting these films on the Internet Archive is to allow increased access to an important part of twentieth century film history.

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A/V Geeks
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This film was made to instruct police officers on the basics of childbirth and to show them an actual birth - mostly so they wouldn't panic or pass out when confronted with such a scenario. WARNING! The poor acting by actual police officers and doctors and low production values in this film make the live birth scene even more shocking than others from this genre. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: police training, miracle of birth
Educational Films
by University of Missouri--Columbia. School of Nursing. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; J.B. Lippincott Company
movies
eye 198,934
favorite 53
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Also issued as loop films in super 8 mm. on reel; in super 8 mm. in cartridge; in super 8 mm. on reel with magnetic sound; in super 8 mm. in cartridge with magnetic sound. Silent versions of loop films also issued in super 8 mm. on reel and in cartridge With instructor's guide Summary Shows birth complications which students rarely experience in the delivery room. Includes instructions on vertex delivery, spontaneous breech delivery, assisted breech delivery, extraction cesarean delivery and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Labor (Obstetrics), Delivery (Obstetrics), Maternity nursing, Human...
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Educational Films
by Thomas G. Smith
movies
eye 185,452
favorite 186
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This film examines the process of holography, types of holograms, and the uses of the hologram for artistic and scientific purposes, as demonstrated by Tung H. Jeong, PhD, Lake Forest College. About the film, director Tom Smith writes: "Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor, holography’s inventor, saw the film after it was made and said it was the best film on the subject that he had seen. It is such a visual subject it made for a good film. I knew the 3-D quality could only be appreciated if...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Physics., Photography., Light.
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 92,923
favorite 146
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The rude, clumsy puppet Mr. Bungle shows kids how to behave in the school cafeteria - the assumption being that kids actually want to behave during lunch. This film has a cult following since it appeared on a Pee Wee Herman HBO special. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, puppet chaos
Prelinger Archives
by Western Electric Company, Inc.
movies
eye 85,023
favorite 74
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Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation
Educational Films
movies
eye 72,335
favorite 17
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Roots: 1- Part 1 The African SummaryDescribes the birth of Kunta Kinte in the West African village of Juffere. Tells how 15 years later Kunta and his friends are beginning their manhood rites, while the slave ship Lord Ligonier nears the African shore. Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro and Binta Kinte in the Gambia, West Africa. Kunta undergoes manhood training, is captured by slave hunters, and put aboard a ship bound for North America.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Black history, African American history, History, Africa
Educational Films
by Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 63,786
favorite 66
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Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
Educational Films
by FilmFair Communications; John Wiley & Sons
movies
eye 60,335
favorite 164
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Also issued in super-8 mm. cassette
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Sexual intercourse, Sex (Biology), Human reproductive system, Sexual...
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A/V Geeks
by Linda Feferman
movies
eye 47,447
favorite 125
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Presents the story of a fifteen-year-old girl who experiences her menstrual period, describing the reaction of the girl and her sixteen-year-old boyfriend as they learn more about the subject of menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Sex Education., Physiology., Reproduction., Women.
Educational Films
movies
eye 39,337
favorite 12
comment 0
Attributes Francisco Franco's rise to power in Spain to his charismatic personality and to the disturbed internal condition of his country. Sketches Franco's life, including his years as a general, an admirer of Hitler and now benevolent dictator. Uses dramatic readings to trace the history of the American Negro from emancipation to the end of World War II. Examines the impact of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and Marcus Garvey on present day Negro-white relations in the United States.
Topics: Franco, Energy resources, Germany, History, Personality psychology, Political figures, Rulers...
Educational Films
by Films Inc.
movies
eye 38,722
favorite 24
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Fictionally enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Summary Enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England in a fictional sequence. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Produced in 1966 in England.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Educational Film, Social psychology, War (Political science), Technology and civilization
Educational Films
by NASA
movies
eye 38,314
favorite 28
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A brief introduction to the solar system by children for children.
Topics: NASA, solar system
Educational Films
by CRM Films
movies
eye 37,738
favorite 19
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Mao Tse Tung Introduces secondary school students to the career of Marco Polo, showing how he, as a lad of 17, set out from Venice for the empire of the Mongol conqueror Kublai Khan, giving details of his 24-year journey and of his observations and writings about scenes and events in Asia. Emphasizes the importance of Marco Polo's travels to the Western World. Animated maps and lction.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976, Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976
Educational Films
by Westinghouse Broadcasting Company
movies
eye 32,060
favorite 28
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Six American Families the Georges of New York Summary Introduces a series of six television documentaries portraying the lives of American families of varied geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Topics: African American families, African American families, Manners and customs
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 30,382
favorite 163
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On the surface, this film may seem like an average science film about time and space, but like most of films from the Moody Institute of Science, there is an ulterior motive. The films host Irwin Moon had an interest in science as a child and later incorporated that interest into his life as a pastor. He would tour the country giving his Sermons of Science where the marvels of science provide the visible evidence of a Divine plan of creation. His work with GIs during World War II showed him the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: religion vs. science
Educational Films
by Robert Rogers; Edwin Newman; NBC News.
movies
eye 28,807
favorite 71
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Reading, Writing and Reefer (1979) A factual report on the widespread, habitual use of marijuana among today's teenagers. Presents a simplified chemical breakdown of the weed and describes its illegal routes into American schoolyards. Includes remarks by teenage marijuana smokers, their parents, and professional authorities.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Youth, Marijuana, Drug abuse, Marijuana, Marijuana, Youth
Educational Films
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Depicts the life of Stalin, under whose strong - arm rule the USSR became a world power. Explains Stalin's part in making Russia a communist state. Presents a biography of Stalin's later years. Covers his economic, domestic, and foreign policies. Also includes sequences on the German invasion of 1941, World War II, and the conferences of Teheran, Yalta, and Potsdam.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Stalin, Russia (1917-1999), Economic systems, Economics, Persons and occupations
Educational Films
movies
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Originally aired on 04/29/1975 on NBC. A sober and frightening examination of the grave effects of the rising explosion of handguns. Criminals, victims, and law enforcement officers speak on the proliferation of handguns. Examines the effects on all our lives of the increasing use of handguns. Includes interviews with criminals, victims and law enforcement officers speaking on the proliferation of handguns and the related problems. Report on the proliferation of handguns in the US. Included is...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: A Shooting Gallery Called America? Firearms -- United States, Crime -- United States, Crime,...
Educational Films
movies
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Roots: 2- Part 2 The African Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryDepicts the completion of Kunta Kinte's rites of manhood. Describes how the joy of the village is shortlived when Kunta and other villagers are captured by slavers and chained in the hold of the Lord Ligonier. Toby, as Kunta Kinte has been named by his owner, escapes again. This latest effort meets with re-capture; the overseer orders the amputation of Toby's toes to prevent...
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Slavery (United States), African American history, History,...
Educational Films
by Goodman, Robert J; Wayne State University. Audio-Visual Utilization Center
movies
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favorite 29
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Traces the various influences which have led to the present street patterns of metropolitan Detroit
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Streets, Detroit, United States, Detroit, United States
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Educational Films
movies
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favorite 8
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Presents a biography of Mark Twain showing his experiences and varied environments which furnished material for his stories, essays and novels.
Topics: Mark Twain, United States of America (USA), Communications occupations, North America, Occupational...
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; McGraw-Hill Book Company
movies
eye 24,183
favorite 3
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Dwight David Eisenhower Basic education concerns itself with those matters which, once learned, enable the student to learn all the other matters, whether trivial or complex, that cannot properly be the subjects of elementary and secondary schooling. A quote from a book by Clifton Fadiman presents the theme of the philosophical discussion of Harvey M. Rice with Arthur Bestor.
Topics: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Educational Films
by Twentieth century (Television program)
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eye 22,669
favorite 10
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Gandhi (1962) An overview of therapy for the mentally ill in Geel, Belgium. Past and present practices are shown. The placement of the patients into family homes is discussed as a system of therapy. Questions for possible future practice are raised.
Topics: Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948, Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948
Educational Films
movies
eye 20,243
favorite 16
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'Now Is the Time' featured actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis doing in-studio readings from the passionate writings of American Negroes as cameras caught on-location illustrative and impressionistic films of Philadelphia Negroes. A unique anthology of American Negro attitudes from the earliest days of subservience to current times of heightened self-respect." Includes footage of a church service, elderly women, children playing, decayed apartment buildings, protest marches and rallies, lunch...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Poetry, African Americans, African Americans, Poetry
Educational Films
by AFL-CIO. Film Division; AFL-CIO. Department of Education; Films Incorporated
movies
eye 19,383
favorite 20
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Words of F.D.R. spoken by Charlton Heston ; narrator, Arthur Kennedy ; consultant, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, New Deal (1933-1939), Industrial relations, New Deal, 1933-1939, Labor...
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Educational Films
by Paul Killiam Productions
movies
eye 19,245
favorite 19
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Film Firsts, Part 1 (1960) Includes classic silent films and footage of some of film's firsts, including the first cartoon, the first Tarzan, and excerpts from "cliffhanger" serials from 1914-1929. Survey of ideas, techniques and themes from the movies' earliest days. Examples of the first highway chase (1903); “cops and robbers" theme (1902); semi-documentary realism; Edison's experiment with talking pictures (1913); realistic battles (1912) and authentic historical costuming;...
Topics: Motion Pictures., Motion Pictures-History
Educational Films
by Paul Killiam Productions
movies
eye 18,829
favorite 16
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Film Firsts Part 2 (1959) Includes classic silent films and footage of some of film's firsts, including the first cartoon, the first Tarzan, and excerpts from "cliffhanger" serials from 1914-1929. First animated cartoon (1909); use of life- sized models and miniaturization in horror films; introduction of the “business tycoon'' and social criticism; symbolic freeze of ac- tion; table-top photography; double expo- sure and mirrors for special effects; under- water photography (1917);...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
by Hartley Productions, New York. [from old catalog]
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eye 18,163
favorite 153
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Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Shows how Buddhist chants synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen teaching. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Depicts how Buddhist chants, synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist chants, Philosophy, Meditation
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Educational Films
by Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995
movies
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John H. Whitney explains the graphic art potential of the computer and the methods and philosophy involved in his computer film making. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Demonstrates and explains experiments by John Whitney with computer - produced motion graphics, showing the use of lines and dots to produce parallel and related pair structural relationships w.ich move in depth as well as time. Analyzes Whitney's film permutations as...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Animation (Cinematography), Computer graphics, Computers, Indians of...
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Educational Films
by Wombat Productions.
movies
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Combines rare film clips, stills, and interviews in a chronicle of the fifty years of horror film production. Covers the early days of Nosferatu to today's so-called spatter movies. The Horror of it all  Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Horror films, Horror films
Educational Films
by National Broadcasting Company; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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eye 17,294
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Architecture, Modern, Architecture,...
Educational Films
by Foxx, Richard M
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Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Host Abba Eban explores the history of the Jews in America from colonial times to the Great Depression, focusing on the convergence of the American ideal of democracy and the ancient Jewish heritage of freedom.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Behavior therapy, Psychology, Pathological, Behavior therapy, Psychology, Pathological
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
movies
eye 15,895
favorite 16
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An animated version of Rudyard Kipling's tale of a mongoose who is saved from a storm by a boy and his parents, and then becomes the family's defender against the dreaded cobras that roam the compound. Other films in this series: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) The White Seal (TV special) See also: The Cricket in Times Square (TV special) Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV Special)
Topics: Animated films, Children's films, Animal films, Mongooses, Animal films, Animated films, Children's...
Educational Films
by Lincoln Park Zoological Society
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eye 15,352
favorite 3
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Otto:Zoo Gorilla  Summary Takes a .ehind - the - scenes look at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Focuses on the transfer of the great apes to new quarters, a delicate and dangerous process which afforded scientists an opportunity to gather data on the apes.
Topics: Gorilla, Gorilla, Zoos
Educational Films
by Heyerdahl, Thor; Lesser (Irving) Enterprises, New York
movies
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favorite 11
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35 mm. version released in 1951 by RKO Radio Pictures. 16 mm. and 35 mm. versions distributed in 1964 by Irving Lesser Enterprises Presents a documentary record of a 48-day raft journey across the Pacific Ocean made by Thor Heyerdahl and five Scandinavian scientists in 1947. Explains that the raft used was a reproduction of the type of craft believed to have been used by Peruvians who journey from South America to Polynesia centuries ago Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Kon-Tiki, Educational Film, Kon-tiki ekspedisjonen, 1947
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Educational Films
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favorite 4
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Roots: 3 Part 1 the Slave Summary Explains that the slave rebellion aboard the Lord Ligonier is quickly put down. Tells how the ship anchor./ia metadata rootsKunta Kinte is bought by plantation owner John Reynolds.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Television broadcasting, Slavery (United States), African...
Educational Films
by John Ferno, Julian Roffman
movies
eye 12,929
favorite 55
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Stark, realistic documentary showing poorly educated "mountain peoples" living in poverty and stricken with disease. Their solace comes in strong family bonds and the prospect of improved educational opportunities. (Prelinger, Rick. "The Field Guide to Sponsored Films." San Francisco: NFPF, 2006) Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film. Summary Doc./ents the gap between the everyday needs of a particular southern rural community...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Sponsored Film, Appalachian, Poverty, Community life, Educational attitude and adjustment, Clinical...
Educational Films
movies
eye 11,994
favorite 3
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Anthropology- Cultural., Colonialism., Human behavior., History- Universal.
Educational Films
by Marshall, John, 1932-2005; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies
eye 11,806
favorite 3
comment 0
VHS
Topics: N!ai, 1942-, N!ai, 1942-, !Kung (African people), !Kung (African people), Ethnology, Ethnology,...
Educational Films
by Time-Life Video
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The Miracle of Life Reel 1 A documentary which shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Human reproduction, Reproduction
Educational Films
by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; RKO Pictures; Churchill Films
movies
eye 10,659
favorite 12
comment 0
VHS
Topics: Cosmology, Science, Religion and science, Cosmology, Religion and science, Science
Educational Films
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favorite 1
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Roots: 5 - The Escape Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryTells how Kunta Kinte makes one last try for freedom, which results in his captors chopping off half of his foot to prevent future escapes. Reviews the development of Communism in Russia. Introduces the concept that Communism has two faces: one for the people of advanced nations; the second for the rest of the world. Documentary film footage shows scenes of the Communist...
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Television broadcasting, Slavery (United States), African...
Educational Films
by Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Barn burning; Learning in Focus, inc
movies
eye 10,368
favorite 5
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Based on the story of the same title by William Faulkner, about the son of a tenant farmer who must choose between his aversion to playing his father's accomplice in violent acts against their landowners and his desire to win his father's acceptance. Title from data sheet Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents an adaptation of William Faulkner's short story Barn
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Barn Burning, Feature films, American literature (United States), Fiction, Short stories, Short...
Educational Films
by Bewley, J. Derek, 1943-; Black, Michael, 1932-
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eye 10,039
favorite 24
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Freeway Phobia Summary Demonstrates proper freeway driving techniques. Describes various driving hazards, such as faulty car maintenance, loose objects within the car, badly loaded trailers, inadequate fuel supply and inconsiderate and dangerous drivers. Features cartoon character, Goofy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Seeds, Germination
Educational Films
by United States. National Park Service. Division of Audiovisual Arts; National Audiovisual Center
movies
eye 9,646
favorite 7
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Natural history, Natural History, National parks and reserves, Natural history
Educational Films
by Karen Kramer Films
movies
eye 9,433
favorite 7
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An in-depth portrait of a snake cult in Jolo, W. Va. Depicts a snake hunt in the mountains, two serpent-handling services, and a prayer vigil for a victim of a snake bite. Includes discussions with church members who explain their reasons for handling serpents and the persecutions they have suffered
Topic: Snake cults (Holiness churches)
Educational Films
by Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Circulating Film Library; International Film Seminars (Firm); Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Harvard Film Archive, projection print somewhat scratched, HFA Item no: 9675. From The Amos Vogel Annenberg School of Communications Collection Running time on release was 16 minutes, Cf. OCLC website July 13th, 2009 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Shows the destruction brought to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by two atomic bombs in August, 1945. Uses original footage.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, World War (1939-1945), Political violence in mass media, World War,...
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Educational Films
by Hartley Productions
movies
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favorite 86
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Producer, Elda Hartley; script and narration, Alan Watts Discusses the Zen philosophy of living for the present, developing sensory awareness, and appreciating the beauty of nature Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Philosophy, Buddhism
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Educational Films
by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies
eye 8,467
favorite 4
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Follows anthropologists Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
Topics: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Yanomamo Indians, Yanomamo Indians
Educational Films
by Alex Haley; Wolper Productions
movies
eye 8,251
favorite 2
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Roots: 4--The Slave, Part 2 Pride and homesickness continue to drive Kunta Kinte in his efforts to escape his new imprisonment. His brief encounter with freedom is met with pain as he is recaptured and returned to the farm where he is a slave. Summary Shows how Fiddler, an older slave, is put in charge of trai./ia metadatante. Focuses on Kunta's rebellious attitude, which leads him to an unsuccessful escape attempt.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Television broadcasting, Slavery (United States), African...
Educational Films
movies
eye 8,248
favorite 24
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Educational Films
by Dall, Christine; Calliope Film Resources, Inc; California Newsreel (Firm)
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favorite 29
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From WorldCat: Blues music has its roots in the work songs, hollers, and spirituals of generations of black field hands--and blossomed into an art form in its own right during the social and economic transformations of African-American life in the early 20th century. Ma Rainey took the blues to a wider audience with traveling vaudeville shows, while Mamie Smith's recordings broke down barriers for black artists of all musical genres. With dozens of rare renditions of early blues songs, this...
Topics: African Americans, Blues (Music), Women musicians
A/V Geeks
by King Screen Productions
movies
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favorite 34
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Dramatizes the ordeal of an Indian boy in his endurance and ritual ascent to manhood. Shows how Indian customs clash with twentieth-century values, by giving some background into the Indian cultural heritage.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: native americans, educational film
Educational Films
by Pyramid Films, inc
movies
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favorite 5
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Producers, David Adams, Mike Hoover; director and writer, Mike Hoover
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Mountaineering, Mountaineering
Educational Films
by Columbia Pictures Corporation; Columbia Pictures Corporation. 16 mm Non-Theatrical Film Division
movies
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favorite 2
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The Golden Fish SummaryPortrays a young boy who yearns for a goldfish he sees at a Paris street fair. Depicts a kind of communication between the boy and the fish. Shows the boy winning the fish, taking it home and a cat threatening it. The life of Christ, from the Annunciation to the Ascension, is depicted with the sculpture from a medieval French cathedral.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Stories., Animals, Legend & Stories Of.
A/V Geeks
by Disney
movies
eye 7,495
favorite 32
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A sergeant addresses his troops, which happen to be syphilis and gonorrhea germs. There are also characters representing ignorance and fear.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Hygiene, Sexual., Sexually transmitted diseases.
Educational Films
by Colonial Williamsburg, inc; Paramount Pictures Corporation
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Williamsburg: Story of Apatriot With the aid of his parrot, Polynesia, Doctor Dolittle learns to converse with animals and becomes a vet. Based on the book, "The Story of Dr. Dolittle."
Educational Films
by United States. Office of Education; Loucks and Norling Studios
movies
eye 7,404
favorite 1
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Verniers Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryUses animation to tell the principles of the Vernier scale and its application to precision measuring instruments. Tells how to use and read Vernier micrometers and calipers. Dr. Hadley Cantril discusses his investigations at the Perception Demonstration Center at Princeton University of the effects of some of our assumptions on what we see. Shows a distorted room that looks normal, with...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Micrometers (Instruments), Calipers, Verniers, Calipers, Micrometers (Instruments), Verniers
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions
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eye 7,129
favorite 44
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Hollywood: The Golden Years Traces the growth of the motion picture industry from nickelodeon days to the advent of sound. Features such stars as Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Rudolph Valentino, and Greta Garbo, and points out the important contributions of directors such as D.W. Griffith. Includes clips from the Mack Sennett comedies and from the films Flesh and the devil, Wings, and The Big parade. Ends with All Jolson in The Jazz singer, a film important in the beginning...
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Topics: Educational Film, Film and video, United States (1900-1950), United States (1900-1950), Film and...
Educational Films
by Video Arts Limited
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Booklet title: How to run a meeting
Topics: Meetings, Communication in management, Communication in management, Meetings
Educational Films
by McGraw-Hill Book Co.
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View From Space A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the Earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts.
Topics: Educational Film, Space sciences, Space (Astronomy), Earth, Astronomical photography
Educational Films
by Reichert, Julia; Klein, James; New Day Films
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Cameraman, James Medalia Describes the socialization of the American woman through a personal look into the lives of six females ranging from kindergarten age to middle age. Shows the influence of such forces as parents, teachers, guidance counselors, the media, advertising, pop music, and marriage Summary Describes the physical and emotional changes that occur when a girl begins her menstrual cycle. Shows, using animated illustrations, the adult female anatomy, the reproduction cycle, and how...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Women, Socialization, Women (Social sciences), Sex education, Human...
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Life in the 30's Summary Covers the Depression, FDR, Dust Bowl, 1936 election, 'RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY,' and the rise of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito. Alexander Scourby narrates.
Topics: U.S. History: 1898-1945., Unemployed., Historical sociology.
Educational Films
by Swedish Institute for Sexual Research
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This film investigates the increasingly wide-spread incidence of sexual dysfunction associated with traffic accidents, disease and other trauma
Topics: People with disabilities, Wounds and injuries, Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological, Wounds and...
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In a departure from Sid Davis' traditional "kids in peril" scenarios, this film introduces us to Skipper - a bigoted dog who doesnt like the "funny looking' diverse neighborhood kids that his owner is playing with. Skipper also has problems with the neighborhood dogs, but learns his lesson when he accidentally gets covered in poster paint. Even though this film is awkward and the message is forced, it is one of the first made for young children that addresses the problems of...
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Topics: social engineering, kids and kritters
Educational Films
by Walt Disney Productions; Walt Disney Educational Materials Company
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Water Birds Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Members of several northern California Indian tribes describe their way of life before the imposition of a foreign culture. Explores effects of conventional white-oriented educational programs such as loss of cultural heritage and identity. Native American teachers discuss historical methods of Indian education and ways that both methods and content might be incorporin the mainstream of American...
Topics: Water birds, Water birds
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
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Mowgli's Brothers is a 1976 television animated special directed by American animator Chuck Jones. It tells a story about a human baby called Mowgli who is adopted by jungle wolves, from whom he learns about love, justice, and the jungle code of loyalty. He must eventually assert his humanity to save his wolf parents from a tiger's malevolent influence. A largely faithful adaptation of the first chapter of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book ,  it originally aired on CBS on February 11, 1976. ...
Topics: Children's films, Wolves, Jungles, Children's films
Educational Films
by Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984; Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893; Duquette, Tony; Robbie, Seymour
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Telecast on ABC-TV on December 13, 1968
Topics: Meyer, Lynda, Mills, Hayley, Meyer, Lynda, Mills, Hayley, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco...
Educational Films
by Alda, Alan, 1936-; Thomas, Marlo; Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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Topics: Women, Women, Women, Women, Women, Women
Educational Films
by Alex Haley; Wolper Productions
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Roots: 8 -- Chicken George, Part 1, Reel 1 Reel 2 available here Chicken George earns his name as he becomes a well respected gamecock trainer. Kizzy hears of the death of Kunta Kinte and returns with her husband to visit Kunta Kinte's grave.
Topics: Educational Film, Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977)
Educational Films
by Bray Studios
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by DeFernes Studios
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: The National Tuberculosis Association PRODUCTION: DeFernes Studios. CAMERA: Joseph Noble. ANIMATION: H.L. Roberts SETTINGS: Stanley Levick. EDITOR: Hans Mandl. CAST: James Kirkwood. NARA ARC Identifier: 98577 Geared towards very young children and featuring the brilliant animation of H.L. Roberts, the film takes place one dreary, rainy evening at home. John and Mary, desperate for...
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Topic: Short Films.
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
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An adaptation of the book by George Selden about a country cricket with unique musical talents which lands in the middle of New York's Times Square where he and his new found friends put his unique musical skills to use and bring joy to the citizens of New York. Read the book here (link) Other films in this series: Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV special) See also: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (TV special) The White Seal (TV special)
Topics: Children's films, Crickets, Children's films
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by McGraw-Hill
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Dramatizes a story about a little boy who would rarely smile and was always grouchy because he felt he was not liked. Tells how his classmates discovered he was a fine musician and helped him to realize that others did care for him after all.
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Topic: Sociology, Rural.
Educational Films
by NBC Television Network; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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The Twisted Cross Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Uses the story of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement to trace the rise and fall of a dictator. Includes scenes extracted from a captured German film.
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Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, National socialism, National socialism