New Film Vault introduces four documentaries

Philadelphia city street

The latest edition of From the Temple Student Film Vault features four different works focusing on serious topics ranging from religion to lead poisoning to World War II atrocities.

Lead Baby provides a look at lead poisoning and brain damage in children, the links of which were just beginning to come out at the time. This short documentary is particularly interesting now that lead poisoning is again an issue in American cities. Survival  (1976) features the story of a concentration camp survivor. This very short piece focuses solely on his powerful and disturbing account of daily life in the camp. The Road to Aliyah features interviews with several Jewish American families who plan to relocate to Israel. Meetinghouse (1973) is about the Quaker history behind Abington Township, a close suburb of Philadelphia, and the reconstruction of a traditional log meetinghouse in the style of early Quakers.

Tune in to TUTV this Friday, March 17 at 2 and 10 p.m. to see these illuminating works by Temple alumni.

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