Tag Archives: cultures

Yousefi Family Collection, no. 2 – Party Dancing and Singing (2000)

In this home movie, Plano’s Yousefi family visits Iran, and their extended family there throws a party. Several teenagers show off their dance moves, then a man sings a song a soulful song in Persian.

Yousefi Family Collection, no. 1 – Santur Playing and Dancing (1996)

This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family playing Persian music on a drum and a santur, a traditional Iranian instrument, and dancing together at a party in their home.

Smile, Laugh, Cry (2013)

This student film, made by Charlie Sanchez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore the experience of growing up with family on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. The film examines how the border divides two societies, but Sanchez, through the experience of getting to know his family in

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Being a Texan (2013)

This student film, made by Joey Arcidiacono, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore what it means to be a Texan. Arcidiacono discusses his early immersion in Texan culture, his rejection of it as a teenager, his move to California to escape Texas, and his eventual realization and acceptance

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 4 – Century 21 Exposition (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood family visiting the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair – The Century 21 Exposition. The film focuses primarily on the Space Needle, which was the tallest building west of the Mississippi at the time.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 6 – New York World’s Fair, Part I (1964)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Between visiting the many exhibits, the family catches a Native American dance performance and a parade with marching bands.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 7 – New York World’s Fair, Part II (1964)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. The family takes in views of the Unisphere and the surrounding fair park from the vantage point of the observation towers of the New York State Pavilion, then enjoys the international exhibits. Brief scenes of Pennsylvania State University during

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