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History of the Earth, 2, A Fertile Balance
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directed by Nils Arne Saebo and Thomas Hellum; produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, in History of the Earth, 2 (Oslo, Oslo County: Nordic World, 2004), 1 hour 7 mins
Over vast areas of the globe, man has created new land, but how did these landscape changes happen, and how have they affected us? All landscapes have their stories to tell, as have the people who live in them. These are the stories we are searching for, by a blacksmith's furnace in Ethiopia, in the cotton fields...
directed by Nils Arne Saebo and Thomas Hellum; produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, in History of the Earth, 2 (Oslo, Oslo County: Nordic World, 2004), 1 hour 7 mins
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Collé Performs the Bull-Leaping Ceremony to Become a Man
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in Becoming a Man in Africa, Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 7 mins
During the bull-leaping ceremony, a young Hamer man named Collé must make four leaps without breaking the bridge, which symbolizes the passage from adolescence to adulthood. The animals are lined up to form the bridge over which Collé will have to jump. If he succeeds, he will have taken the decisive step toward...
in Becoming a Man in Africa, Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 7 mins
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Borana Salt Extraction From El Soda Lake
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produced by Xavier Vaire; in Becoming a Man Among the Borana, Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 8 mins
The Borana had extracted salt from El Soda salt lake for as long as anyone can remember. But this enormous deposit formed by the volcano is both a salvation and a hell for the man who extract the salt. It's backbreaking work; and these men have to descend to the bottom of the lake crater their entire lives without...
produced by Xavier Vaire; in Becoming a Man Among the Borana, Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 8 mins
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Peacemaking Ceremony
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produced by Ivo Strecker; in Bury the Spear! (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 13 mins
In 1993, the elders from seven ethnic groups met in Arbore to bury the spear, to make peace in the South Ethiopian Rift Valley.
produced by Ivo Strecker; in Bury the Spear! (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 13 mins
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Disappearing World, In search of cool ground, Part 1. The Mursi: The Mursi Trilogy
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directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974), 54 mins
What made this trilogy special was that, unlike most television reportage, it had a temporal dimension. That is to say, it offered not a brutal, intrusive and uncomprehending snapshot, but a sympathetic, well-informed and thoughtful history of ten difficult years in the life of a tribe. Its insight derived from an...
directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1974), 54 mins
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Disappearing World, Mursi: The Land is Bad
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directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
A further visit to the Mursi of Southern Ethiopia with whom contact was established 17 years ago, for an important coming of age ceremony which has had to be postponed many times. An elder of the Mursi faces his last and most important challenge -- to arrange this ceremony. The date has been finally set but life h...
directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
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Disappearing World, Nitha: The Mursi
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directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1991), 54 mins
The proper time for a man to go through the Age Set Ceremony, the nitha, is just as he reaches physical maturity. But many years may elapse from one nitha to the next, so it is inevitable that some men will be well past this stage before they become 'adults'. Thus the occasion of this nitha, performed by the Mursi...
directed by Leslie Woodhead; produced by Leslie Woodhead, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1991), 54 mins
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Duka's Dilemma
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written by Jean Lydall, fl. 2002; directed by Jean Lydall, fl. 2002 and Kaira Strecker, fl. 1991; produced by Jean Lydall, fl. 2002 and Kaira Strecker, fl. 1991 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 27 mins
Personal and intimate, this film follows the drama of a Hamar family in crisis, the high points of which are the birth of the new wife's child, and nine months later, a heated dispute between the mother-in-law and her son, which leads to the building of a new house.
written by Jean Lydall, fl. 2002; directed by Jean Lydall, fl. 2002 and Kaira Strecker, fl. 1991; produced by Jean Lydall, fl. 2002 and Kaira Strecker, fl. 1991 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 1 hour 27 mins
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People of the World, People of the Savannah
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directed by Jean François Bordier, fl. 2007, in People of the World (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2010), 25 mins
This collection takes us all around the world to meet people who have developed different and specific ways of life by adapting to their environment. They are aware of the economic interest of their land, and they manage to benefit from it. From Bolivia to India or Lapland, discover how miners, rickshaw pullers, g...
directed by Jean François Bordier, fl. 2007, in People of the World (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2010), 25 mins
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Rivers of Sand: Journal Readings and Additional Footage
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Harvard University. Film Study Center (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 21 mins
The people portrayed in this film are called Hamar. They dwell in the thorny scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia. They are isolated by some distant choice that now limits their movement and defines their condition.
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Harvard University. Film Study Center (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 21 mins
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