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World Through a View Finder, The (Part II)

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Edwin Mayer

Description:

"This amateur film captures Edwin and Minnie Mayer’s worldwide adventure across Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1950s. This segment documents stops in Thailand, India, Egypt, Greece, Vatican City, Italy, the Netherlands, and England" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


Europe In a Motor-Car

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Tommie Delmhorst


Study in Reds, A

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

Miriam Bennett

Description:

"A Study in Reds, that women's club film of a sovietized America, has been successfully completed and the club, a very pillar of society in its community, has been made safe, by the experiment, for Democracy. The Five Year Plan called for the production of ten eggs a day, so that there was none left for the onetime owner of the chickens; children seemed to get mixed on their return from the communistic nursery; and the police ate all the tidbits from the workers' lunches, so that in the end the good ladies of the club returned contentedly to the stultifying, but more reassuring, banalities of private ownership. Miriam Bennet, ACL, of Wisconsin Dells, was the director and cameraman of this reversal of the customary Sovkino drama" Movie Makers, Aug. 1932, 361.


Beyond the Saimaa Canal - Through the Canal to Savolinna

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

Axel Olson


Traditional Country Wedding in Aland, A

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

Axel Olson

Description:

"A Traditional Country Wedding in Aland by A. O. Olson a PSA member of San Francisco, Calif. Axel has recorded an all-but-disappeared ritual in this tiny island between Finland and Sweden. This 23-minute 16-mm film was awarded the PSA-MPD Gold Medal and the Documentary Film Award" PSA Journal, Nov. 1971, 42.


Seeing Switzerland

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Roy D. Charlton

Description:

"Seeing Switzerland by R. D. Charlton from Alexandra Headland, Queensland, Australia. Roy has been a winner in past PSA competitions and Switzerland's beauty combined with his film making talents emerged in another winning entry this year. This 9-minute 8mm film was awarded a Ten Best Medal and the Foreign Film Award" PSA Journal, Nov. 1970, 38.


Jeanette

Date produced: 1968

Filmmaker(s):

Rex Palmer

Description:

"Jeanette from Scotland won the Scenario Award for a story with a very touching twist at the end. Not much can be written as to its content without giving away the story and thus spoiling it for you when you see it. Rex Palmer did this one in black-and-white (only two other films in the Ten Best were not in color), with a deft handling of the story that tends to mislead you right up to the very end. It easily won as Best Foreign Film in this year's competition" PSA Journal, Oct. 1968, 48.


Money to Burn

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Ian F. Brock

Description:

"Money to Burn, believe it or not, comes from Scotland, where, if you can believe it, they burn money. But not until it is worn out and counted by a series of bank tellers. Then it goes up in smoke in this well-put together documentary" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 37.


Faktargubbers Story of Aland, The

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Axel Olson

Description:

"The Faktargubbers Story of Aland gives us many glimpses of the Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea. Though legally under Finnish domination, the people enjoy a high degree of self rule and are pro Swedish. The many activities of the people are shown, and the narrator, being a native himself, introduces you to "his people" and gives you numerous views of a normal day's events and the happy life his people enjoy" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 37.


Storybook Salzburg

Date produced: 1966

Description:

"A rather thorough glimpse of the little town of Salzburg, Austria, is given to us in this well constructed little film. We find music, distinctive dress, churches, parks, and people. The narrator and the sound track go a long way towards amplifying the mood that is created by the visuals" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 36.


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