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International Film Foundation

Works: 164 works in 252 publications in 1 language and 888 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  History  Short films  Internet videos  Juvenile works  Children's films  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Drama  Melodrama 
Classifications: DK4081, 914.380456
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Publications about International Film Foundation
Publications by International Film Foundation
Most widely held works by International Film Foundation
How to be a man : instructions for proper male behavior from classroom films of the 1940s-'70s ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
For centuries, parents have struggled to usher their children through the magical and often treacherous journey to adult-hood. In America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the calssroom film. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could by addressed. These films helped to deal with the subtleties of behavior and the importance of fitting in. Topics covered include coping with failure and teasing
The Ancient Africans ( visu )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Animated drawings, maps, and pictures of art objects from six museums are intercut with location photography of the Kush and Axum areas to show life today in the ancient Sudanic kingdoms and in Benin. Includes scenes of the stone walls of Zimbabwe
The Ancient Chinese : an introduction ( visu )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Presents highlights of Chinese history, focusing on major dynasties. Relates eminent achievements of each period to the present. Tells of the influence of ancient Chinese tradition on contemporary Chinese life-styles
Siege ( visu )
5 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
In September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, the American film-maker Julien Bryan found himself the only neutral photographer to remain in Warsaw. Over a period of two weeks he shot several thousand feet of film, recording the devastation of the city and the anguish of its people. Early in 1940, his film Siege was released in theatres throughout the United States and in later years the material he brought back was used in many compilations, including Frank Capra's Why we fight series
Ancient Egyptians by Eugene Weber( visu )
8 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
This documentary gives a glimpse of Ancient Egyptian life. Shows still photographs of tomb decorations, sculpture and artifacts together with vignettes illustrating the medical and mathematical achievements and development of a calendar by the Ancient Egyptians
The Ancient Peruvian ( visu )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Explores the art, architecture, religions, and society of pre-Columbian culture in Peru, concluding with a brief study of the Incas
Israel by Victoria( visu )
6 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Epic history of one of the world's oldest peoples and one of the newest nations
Africa--a new look ( visu )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Presents a sampling of the people of Africa today: teachers and students, politicians and artists, business people, farmers, fishermen, and factory workers. Includes scenes of primary schools and universities, commercial and family farms, religious services, and a political rally
India, an introduction ( visu )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Focuses on India by surveying its geography, agriculture, industrial strength, social institutions, education, and culture. Includes animated segments
South America today ( visu )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the wide variety of people and topography to be found in South America. Depicts the trans-Amazon highway across Brazil, a new steel mill on the Orinoco River, a university in Quito, a peaceful political rally in Santiago, the oldest airline in the Western Hemisphere, a strife-filled street demonstration, old paintings, and modern graphics. Features three traditional institutions: the hacienda, the church, and the military
Williamsburg restored ( visu )
4 editions published between 1951 and 1963 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Shows the historical research and archeological and architectural studies necessary for the authentic restoration and reconstruction of Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia
South America, a new look ( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Gives a brief overview of the history, geography, distribution of population, the political/social/economic systems, the Catholic Church, the military, and the problems in South America
Boundary lines ( visu )
2 editions published between 1948 and 1951 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
An animation film analyzing the ancient symbolism of lines that men have used to express their ideas, and of the imaginary lines that men have drawn to divide them from people--lines of fear, possession, greed, and color. Shows that once the impulse to draw boundary lines becomes ingrained, the fear and prejudice they develop can produce concentration camps and mass elimination of ethnic groups. Stresses the need for education against the elements of intolerance
Japan, an interdependant nation ( visu )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Describes social and economic conditions in modern Japan. Notes the country's prosperity and, at the same time, crowded urban centers. Also reviews, through archival painting and newsfilm, Japan's history and the religious, cultural, and educational aspects of Japanese society
Julien Bryan and his documentary motion pictures by Julien H Bryan( Book )
in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The Changing Middle East ( visu )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of the Middle East. Contrasts old ways with the new in agriculture, industry, etc. in emphasizing the changing image of this part of the world
The Soviet Union, a new look ( visu )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Discusses conditions in the Soviet Union today, including party activity and influence, the shortage of consumer goods, the roles of children and women, the status of religion, and the purpose of Soviet realist art
Picture in your mind ( visu )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Through animated symbolism shows the origin of racial prejudice and emphasizes the importance of everyone's re-examining his own mind in order to determine whether his mental picture of other men is realistic or distorted
The stonecutter by Gerald McDermott( visu )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
An animated version of the Japanese legend of Tasaku, the stonecutter. Satisfied with his life until one day when a wealthy prince goes by, Tasaku implores the spirit of the mountain to change him into a prince. His wish is granted, but soon his greed and envy make him want to be firtst the sun, then a cloud and finally a mountain, every time imagining that he will be more powerful than before. As the mountain, he assumes that he is now the mightiest of all creations, only to find a stonecutter working away at his foot. The accompanying music is performed on a Japanese koto
Poland by Jerome Rothenberg( visu )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
An analysis of conditions in contemporary Poland, with emphasis on the life of the Polish people. Includes rare documentary footage and animated sequences which record events in Polish history
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International Film Foundation, inc., New York.
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