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Navajo Canyon Country

1950's

Navajo Canyon Country

Navajo Canyon Country - 1954

Produced in 1954, Navajo Canyon Country takes both a historical and anthropological look in examining the traditional lifestyle of the Navajo community. The film visits contemporary, working homes inhabited by this Southwestern tribe of the US. Not far from the modern world of skyscrapers and motorways, the canyons of northern Arizona and New Mexico, is […]

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Willie Shoemaker’s First Victory

1950's

Willie Shoemaker’s First Victory

Willie Shoemaker's First Victory - 1951

In this short newsreel segment, witness legendary horserace jockey Willie Shoemaker win his first of 8,833 victories. It was 1951 at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, California, just north of Oakland, that the teenage Shoemaker embarked on a career in which he would dominate the field for 29 years. Born in Fabens, Texas in 1931, […]

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Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

1960's

Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me

Ask Me, Don't Tell Me - 1961

“Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me,” produced in 1961, promotes the Northern California branch of the Youth for Services program which worked to transform juvenile delinquents in San Francisco into productive members of the community. Written by veteran San Francisco journalist George Dusheck, “Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me” was co-written and directed by esteemed cinematographer David Myers. […]

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Art Is …

1970's

Art Is …

Art Is ... - 1971

“Art is … ” produced in 1971 by the Associated Councils of the Arts is a documentary that delves into the real meaning of art. What is art? There are many ways to express it, many ways to define it, and no single answer. Ask the artist or a person on the street. We each […]

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Christmas Around the World

1950

Christmas Around the World

Newsreel: Christmas Around the World - 1950

In this newsreel, the documentary crews from around the world wish their viewers a Merry Christmas. Ah, yes, Christmas 1950. It was remembered so well. As the spirit of Christmas unites all humanity men and women everywhere reaffirm their faith in the brotherhood of man. The News Magazine of the Screen presents, from around the […]

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Brazil: Belo Horizante

1940's

Brazil: Belo Horizante

Belo Horizante, Brazil - 1949

Belo Horizante is short documentary produced by The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1949. The OCIAA, established by FDR in 1940, had a stated mission to focus on strengthening ties in defense, economics, policy, and culture between the United States and Latin America. In the film, Belo Horizante is heralded as one of […]

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Poultry on the Farm

1930's

Poultry on the Farm

Poultry on the Farm

Welcome to Farmer Brown’s poultry farm, where he raises chicken, ducks, geese and turkeys. Visit the chicken coop where the head rooster rouses his harem of hens for breakfast. White leghorn chickens lay an abundance of eggs which need to be incubated for healthy chicks to be born. Take a look within the shell as […]

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