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Peru 1946 – International College of Surgeons 5th International Assembly

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film production of Dr. and Mrs. Willinsky's trip to Lima, Peru to attend the 5th International Assembly of the International College of Surgeons. Footage of assembly delegates, landmarks and the local population are interspersed with captions added by Dr. Willinsky. Included are scenes of assembly delegates near Lima's Workman's Hospital, Sadie visiting the home of the assembly's chairman and entering the palace of Peru's president for a luncheon, sights along the streets of San Martin, cathedrals, shots taken from a moving train, and images of the Ricmac River from a nearby road." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Portuguese Pot-Pourri and Moroccan Mélange

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a double feature production of a trip Dr. Willinsky took to Portugal and Morocco with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, landscapes, vegetation, historic sites and the local population is interspersed with maps and captions that were added in by Dr. Willinsky to provide context. Featured cities include Lisbon, Tangier, Casablanca and Villa Daressada. Sadie is occassionally spotted sight-seeing, interacting with locals and purchasing wares from street vendors." Ontario Jewish Archives.


France and Spain

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film of a trip to Spain taken by Dr. Willinsky, his wife, Sadie, and some of their friends. Despite its title, the film does not contain footage of France. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, the local population, and the Willinsky's activities are accompanied by music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary. Footage includes shots of the Square of Spain, Sadie walking along the streets of a shopping district, churches and monasteries, a boat cruise from Palma to Figuera, a spring festival procession and dancing in Majorca. Most of the scenes were taken in Palma and Majorca." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Hob-nobbing with Homer – Hermes en Grece

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is an audio-visual production of Dr. Willinsky's Hellenic cruise near Greece with his wife, Sadie. Production contains footage of the ancient ruins and other landmarks they visited, including sites in Mycenae, Pergamum, Athens, Troy and Gallipoli. In the form of a travelogue, music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary accompanies images for about the first 30 minutes. The remainder of the production is mute." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Introduction to Israel: A Pilgrimage in Partitioned Palestine

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is an audio-visual production of Dr. Willinsky's trip to Israel. In the form of a travelogue, Willinsky accompanies footage of landmarks, ruins and the local population with audio commentary. The production includes a brief discussion of the formation of the state of Israel and features various cities, such as, Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. Sadie [Willinsky] is occassionally spotted in the footage interacting with locals and visiting the homes of friends." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Topaz

Date produced: 1945

Filmmaker(s):

Dave Tatsuno

Description:

"Amateur film footage shot by Dave M. Tatsuno while he was interned at the Topaz War Relocation Center, the Japanese-American internment camp located in Delta, Utah. The footage dates from 1942-1945, the years that Tatsuno was interned in the camp." Archives West.


Britain’s Holiday Islands

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Davis

Theresa Davis

Description:

Travelogue exploring British islands. Includes footage of "harpist Catriona Maclean McKinnon playing along the shores of the Isle of Skye in the early 1970s" (Chicago Film Archives).


Arizona Utopia

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Davis

Theresa Davis

Description:

"A two-part lecture travelogue film on the state of Arizona. The film would have been originally presented with live narration by the filmmaker, Robert Davis. Part one includes footage of desert landscapes, ranches, pre-historic artifacts, Native American art production & industry (wigs, textiles, etc), saloons, regional industry (logging, agricultural, and dams). Part two also includes footage of desert landscapes, cacti and dams as well as scenes from Phoenix and the surrounding area. Highlights from part two include a tour of a trailer park and footage of people skiing and sledding down a snowy hill." Chicago Film Archives.


Present Day Greece and Its Mediterranean Islands

Date produced: 1946

Filmmaker(s):

John Nicholson

Description:

"Edited film of Greece by a Greek immigrant to the United States was specifically created to educate American audiences to the true qualities and nature of the Greek people. Footage includes Athens, Greek ruins, and country villages," via the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


Saharan Trails 1925-1926

Date produced: 1925

Filmmaker(s):

Bradley Tyrrel

Description:

"Edited film shot during the Franco-American Expedition to Algeria which was sponsored jointly by the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, and the Algerian government. Led by Alonzo Pond, Byron Khun de Prorok, and Maurice Reygasse, the expedition traveled from Biskra to Tamanrasset and back in three specially constructed Renault vehicles in October and November of 1925. The expedition excavated both prehistoric and ancient Sahara habitations and observed various Hoggar Tuaregs. Film features excavations on the ancient tombs near Tamanrasset (including the tomb of Queen Tin-Hinan, ancestral mother of the Tuaregs), French colonial outposts, encounters with Tuareg chiefs, and a wrestling match, a slave tent, and head shaving in a Tuareg camp," Human Studies Film Archives.


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