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Same, Same but Different

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Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school.

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Primary
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00:08

Facing Fear (2013)

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In this Academy Award-nominated short documentary, worlds collide when a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. Together, they embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration...

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High
Professional
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00:23

American Symbols of Freedom (2016)

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In this program students will come to understand some of the rights and responsibilities we have as American citizens and the importance of participating in our democracy. Entertaining and engaging, this video combines live-action, high-definition footage, fun-animation and colorful graphics to tell the fascinating stories of America’s icons of liberty.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:24

Pompeii and the Roman Villa (2008)

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This film explores art and culture around the Bay of Naples before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The bay was then a favorite resort for vacationing Romans. Julius Caesar, emperors, and senators were among those who owned sumptuous villas along its shores.

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High
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00:30

New World Archaeology (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD includes two programs on ancient Olmec and Maya cultures and includes live footage of major Olmec and Maya sites in Mesoamerica.

  • Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico 18 minutes
  • Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya 30 minutes
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High
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00:48

Art from Asia (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD comprises four programs made in conjunction with special exhibitions on the art and cultures of China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Japan. They explore an array of subjects: architecture, landscape gardening, archaeology, music, poetry, storytelling, and sculpture.

Grade Level: 
High
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01:35

Ancient Egyptian and Greek Art (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD comprises four video programs made in conjunction with special exhibitions on the art and cultures of ancient Egypt and Greece.

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High
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01:23

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

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Middle
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00:32

Xmas Without China (2013)

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Exploring the intersection of consumerism and immigration in American culture, XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is an intimate portrait of families wrestling with our drive to consume cheap products, but also with our desire for human connection and a sense of who we are in a fast-changing world.

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Middle
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01:03

Drones in My Backyard (2013)

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DRONES IN MY BACKYARD is a funny and scary video mash-up about the coming of aerial drones to the United States.

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Middle
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00:13

Nelson Mandela

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This is the story of a young boy who grew up to become president of South Africa. His lifelong quest was to establish equality for people of all colors.

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Elementary
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00:10

Coretta Scott

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This extraordinary union of poetic text by Ntozake Shange and monumental artwork by Kadir Nelson captures the movement for civil rights in the United STates and honors its most elegant inspiration,

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:07

Pythagoras: Numbers, Numbers! (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:07

Benjamin Franklin: Science and Politics (2014)

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Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:07

Return to Auschwitz (#108)

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Auschwitz was the most notorious Nazi death camp of World War II. After returning there for the first time in more than 50 years, several Holocaust survivors tell the stories of their forced incarceration and the horrors they endured.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:14

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