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Dani Sweet Potatoes
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written by Karl G. Heider, 1935-; directed by Karl G. Heider, 1935-; produced by Karl G. Heider, 1935- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 19 mins
Dani Sweet Potatoes (19 min) follows the sophisticated process of sweet potato horticulture developed by the Dani. It follows the Dani sweet potato cycle from clearing off the old brush and weeds from a fallow field to planting, harvesting, cooking and eating. Dani Houses (16 min) observes both round and square ho...
written by Karl G. Heider, 1935-; directed by Karl G. Heider, 1935-; produced by Karl G. Heider, 1935- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 19 mins
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Disappearing World, The Whale Hunters of Lamalera
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directed by John Blake, fl. 1991; produced by John Blake, fl. 1991, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1988), 53 mins
The Whale Hunters of Lamalera was filmed over a period of four weeks during June 1987. Lamalera is a village which is perched on the rocky slopes of an active volcano on the southern coast of the island of Lembata, in Nusa Tenggara Timur in eastern Indonesia. An anonymous Portuguese document of 1624 describes the...
directed by John Blake, fl. 1991; produced by John Blake, fl. 1991, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1988), 53 mins
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Wedding Preparation in Sumatra
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produced by Fiona Kerlogue, fl. 1998; in Fatmawati's Wedding: The Weddings of Two Sisters, the Preparations (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 9 mins
Traditionally, weddings take place after harvest time just before the big flood when the water level will eventually rise to the tops of the post from which the houses are built. In this community, women have always occupied a powerful position
produced by Fiona Kerlogue, fl. 1998; in Fatmawati's Wedding: The Weddings of Two Sisters, the Preparations (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 9 mins
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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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Human Face of Indonesia, Journey to a New Life: A Story of Transmigration
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directed by David Roberts, fl. 1995; produced by Rob McAuley, fl. 1984, Film Australia, in Human Face of Indonesia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 25 mins
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'Transmigrasi' or the transmigration program is aimed at moving vast numbers of people from Java to less populated and fairly remote areas of Indonesia such as southeast Kalimantan and Irian Jaya.
directed by David Roberts, fl. 1995; produced by Rob McAuley, fl. 1984, Film Australia, in Human Face of Indonesia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 25 mins
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Human Face of Indonesia, We Are Nothing Without the People: Governor Ben Mboi and Ibu Nafsiah
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directed by David Haythornwaite, fl. 1971-2002; produced by Rob McAuley, fl. 1984, in Human Face of Indonesia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 26 mins
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Follows the administrators of one of Indonesia's poorest provinces Nusa Tengarra Timur as they travel through this far-flung region performing their day-to-day duties.
directed by David Haythornwaite, fl. 1971-2002; produced by Rob McAuley, fl. 1984, in Human Face of Indonesia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 26 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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Ali Mohamed the Varanus in Gowa
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produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, ZED (Film production); in The Twins of Lake Tempe (Indonesia), Lands of Legends (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 8 mins
Ali Mohamed has the form of a Varanus, or monitor lizard. In the region he is known for answering prayer and is considered a divinity. Bugis are good Muslims, but they believe in the powers of Ali Mohamed. It is said that Allah sent him to look after little everyday things that he himself didn't have time for.
produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, ZED (Film production); in The Twins of Lake Tempe (Indonesia), Lands of Legends (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 8 mins
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