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Park Conscious (1938)

Short film from the US Department of the Interior emphasising the physical and mental well-being that parks can bring….more

Destination Earth (1956)

Great little promotional cartoon from the height of the Cold War championing not only the wonders of oil but also free-market capitalism. Features the overthrow of …more

Maniac Chase (1904)

One of the very first screen depictions of the now familiar Napoleon delusion trope — in which a mentally ill person believes themselves to be Napoleon Bonaparte….more

Despotism (1946)

Short from Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, published a year after the end of WW2, exploring the characteristics and causes of despotism….more

The Frog (1908)

A sprightly frog circles various come-to-life fountain tableaux, as well as a giant version of itself, an enormous head being drenched by water, and some multicolou…more

Within Our Gates (1920)

The oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director, portraying the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth c…more

The Over-Incubated Baby (1901)

A mother brings her baby to Professor Bakem’s newly invented baby incubator, which claims to give one year’s of growth in just one hour, but an accident leads to a …more

To New Horizons (1940)

A vision of the future from General Motors created to champion their “Highways and Horizons” exhibit at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair….more

Raja Harishchandra (1913)

Based on the eponymous legend recounted in the Sanskrit epics, this is the very first full-length Indian feature — the beginning of Bollywood….more

Six and a Half Magic Hours (1958)

A Pan Am promotional film marketing transatlantic air travel at the dawn of the jet age, including their pioneering Flight 1000, with gourmet meals and spacious pow…more