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Five Films by Yasuhiro Omori, Balinese Requiem
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written by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; directed by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; produced by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-, National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Japan, in Five Films by Yasuhiro Omori (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 1 hour 3 mins
In a Balinese village, families go to great trouble and expense for their extravagant cremation ceremony. They provide special foods to mourners and prepare a bounty of offerings for the deceased, from gifts of money to symbolic baskets. The atmosphere is almost festive as a shadow puppet show is performed for the...
written by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; directed by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; produced by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-, National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Japan, in Five Films by Yasuhiro Omori (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 1 hour 3 mins
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The Great Ceremony to Straighten the World
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directed by Jann Pasler, 1951-; produced by Jann Pasler, 1951- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1994), 56 mins
Caught between the seduction of prosperity and the threat of cultural disintegration, the people of Bali engage in ceremonies. Through them, the Balinese attempt to maintain balance with God, nature, and one another, and also to turn the recent prosperity from the booming tourist trade into a way of invigorating t...
directed by Jann Pasler, 1951-; produced by Jann Pasler, 1951- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1994), 56 mins
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The Day of Cremation
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produced by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; in Releasing the Spirits: A Village Cremation in Bali, Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 13 mins
According to religious texts, if people die and they are not cremated, their spirits will turn into demons, that is, malevolent spirits. If the corpse is not burned, the spirit never goes far away from it. By cremating, we are purifying and returning the human form this world to the world of purified beings.
produced by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; in Releasing the Spirits: A Village Cremation in Bali, Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 13 mins
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Kahyangan: The Balinese Journey of the Soul
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produced by Eli Hollander, fl. 1982 and Linda Burman-Hall (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2010), 54 mins
This remarkable and at times mesmerizing documentary explores the full cycle of Balinese death rituals that support and protect the soul's journey in its endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The specific ceremonies, which vary according to social and economic level, family tradition, and individual circumsta...
produced by Eli Hollander, fl. 1982 and Linda Burman-Hall (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2010), 54 mins
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The Balinese Celebration of Odalan
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produced by Peggy Stern; in Bali: Beyond the Postcard (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 3 mins
David Dawkins explains the festival of Odalan in Bali, which celebrates the birthday of a temple. It includes dancing, praying, and singing to placate the gods.
produced by Peggy Stern; in Bali: Beyond the Postcard (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 3 mins
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The Eleven Powers (Bali)
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written by Bryce Courtenay; directed by Frank Heimans, fl. 1973-1985; produced by Larry Gartenstein (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 48 mins
This film records the most spectacular sacred ceremony of the Balinese people. The Eka Dasa Rudra, or Festival of the 11 Powers, was held by order of the high priests to restore the balance between good and evil in the universe. The entire Balinese population of two million participated. In Bali, religion governs...
written by Bryce Courtenay; directed by Frank Heimans, fl. 1973-1985; produced by Larry Gartenstein (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 48 mins
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Endangered civilizations, Bali Still Resists…
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995, Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2003), 52 mins
Many observers wonder how the Balinese have managed to survive for the last 500 years in a region where local history is too filled with invasions, colonisation, ethnic conflict, political crises and economic misfortune. Because of a miracle? No way: the Balinese have managed to create a society and a way of life...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995, Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2003), 52 mins
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Fragile Earth, The Goddess and the Computer
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directed by Steve Lansing and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by Andre Singer, fl. 1975 and Steve Lansing, in Fragile Earth (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 54 mins

This film, made for Channel Four Television's Fragile Earth series, follows two American irrigation scientists who are seeking to understand the ancient Balinese irrigation system and forestall further environmental problems. Using traditional methods of cultivation, a single plot of irrigated land can produce ton...

directed by Steve Lansing and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by Andre Singer, fl. 1975 and Steve Lansing, in Fragile Earth (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 54 mins
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Human Face of Indonesia, Master of the Shadows: A Balinese Puppeteer
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directed by John Darling, fl. 1976-1991; produced by Rob McAuley, fl. 1984, Film Australia, in Human Face of Indonesia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 23 mins
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The story of Dalang Made Sija, a widower with six children, who is dedicated to keeping alive his ancient Hindu religion and culture through traditional shadow puppetry, in the face of increasing Western influences.
directed by John Darling, fl. 1976-1991; produced by Rob McAuley, fl. 1984, Film Australia, in Human Face of Indonesia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 23 mins
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Jero Tapakan, A Balinese Trance Seance & Jero on Jero: A Balinese Trance Seance Observed
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written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 48 mins
In 1980, anthropologist Linda Connor and filmmakers Tim and Patsy Asch returned to Bali with video cassette recordings of A Balinese Trance Seance. Jero Tapakan, the spirit medium, was invited to view the footage.
written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 48 mins
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