Friday, July 08, 2011

FedFlix on the Internet Archive

Fedflix is a project to digitize a large number of U.S. Government movies. It is a Joint Venture between the National Technical Information Service and Public Resource Org, which is also supported by the National Archives.

The FedFlix archive is published on the Internet Archive and it is a real treasure trove of Government movies related to intelligence agencies, espionage, the Cold War and various other subjects. There's a wide variety of historical movies, instruction movies, documentaries and interviews, and best of all, they are available as free download.

Many movies are also made available on Youtube, but at the FedFlix website you can download each movie in various video formats (MPEG4 and h.264 are the most commonly used). Just right-click the proper video format link and select "Save Target As...".

From the numerous titles, and I have selected here below a few that fit the profile of this weblog. Of course, there are many more movies, from how to fly a P-47, over Morse techniques, to atomic bombs, available on the FedFlix section of the Internet Archive. In total, there are more than 7,000 movies to discover! Select this link to view the complete list of movies and enter FedFlix AND your keyword in the search box and hit the GO! button to find your desired movies.

Enjoy watching them! If you discover any other interesting movies in the FedFlix database, please post them in the comments of this post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's an interesting one on Fedflix: the 1961 meltdown of SL-1 (Stationary Low-Power Reactor Number One), an experimental nuclear reactor in Idaho Falls, Idaho:

SL-1 The Accident: Phases I and II