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Asian Notebook, A Land of Smiles
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directed by Deben Bhattacharya, 1921-2001; produced by Seabourne Enterprises, in Asian Notebook (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2003), 26 mins
Thai folk songs and dances - such as the beautiful fingernail dance and the precision bamboo dance - are filmed in performance, as is a segment from the classical the epic poem/dance, the Ramayana. The program also looks at Thailand's rural cottage industries and river trade, explores temple ceremonies, architectu...
directed by Deben Bhattacharya, 1921-2001; produced by Seabourne Enterprises, in Asian Notebook (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2003), 26 mins
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The New Year's Ritual
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produced by Jacquetta Hill, fl. 2010 and David Plath; in Candles for New Years (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 5 mins
The pig is divided at the house of the village spiritual leader. Two prayer-chanters supervise the work. A crowd comes to witness the division and take their shares home for cooking.
produced by Jacquetta Hill, fl. 2010 and David Plath; in Candles for New Years (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 5 mins
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Don't Fence Me In: Major Mary and The Karen Refugees from Burma
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written by Ruth Gumnit, 1958-; directed by Ruth Gumnit, 1958-; produced by Ruth Gumnit, 1958- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 30 mins
Since 1962, Burma has been ruled by a military junta. Life has deteriorated markedly for its citizens. Despite its former prosperity and its rich resources, it was voted least developed nation by the UN in 1987, and human rights atrocities continue to prevail. Forced from their homes by the government, more than 1...
written by Ruth Gumnit, 1958-; directed by Ruth Gumnit, 1958-; produced by Ruth Gumnit, 1958- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 30 mins
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Religion: Spirit Encounters in Thailand
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in Ghosts and Numbers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 3 mins
A Thai woman recalls the spirit encounters of her youth.
in Ghosts and Numbers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 3 mins
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The Good Woman of Bangkok
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directed by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013; produced by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013 (Cairns, Queensland: Camerawork Pty, 1991), 1 hour 21 mins
The Good Woman of Bangkok is a no-holds-barred look at the profession of prostitution and is filmed by legendary documentarist Dennis O'Rourke. He turns the camera on a young woman named Aoi, who allows O'Rourke to both film her and be her paid lover, in one of the most personal and multi-layered documentaries of...
directed by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013; produced by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013 (Cairns, Queensland: Camerawork Pty, 1991), 1 hour 21 mins
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Threads of Life: Hemp and Gender in a Hmong Village
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written by Kathie Culhane-Pera, 1953-; directed by Susan Morgan and Kathie Culhane-Pera, 1953-; produced by Kathie Culhane-Pera, 1953- and Susan Morgan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1994), 28 mins
For centuries Hmong people have lived in the mountains of China and Southeast Asia. They have in more recent history fled Laos as refugees and resettled in the Americas, Australia and Europe.
written by Kathie Culhane-Pera, 1953-; directed by Susan Morgan and Kathie Culhane-Pera, 1953-; produced by Kathie Culhane-Pera, 1953- and Susan Morgan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1994), 28 mins
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Tribal Animals II, Apes
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directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001 and Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Tribal Animals II (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 53 mins
Some animals have always fascinated mankind for their mystery and power. Elephants, crocodiles, snakes, apes, big cats and sharks are feared as enemies in some cultures and admired as super beings in others. Whether part of our nightmares or greatest hopes, this fascination has pushed man to want to confront these...
directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001 and Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Tribal Animals II (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 53 mins
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Endangered civilizations, A Double Death - The Akha of the Golden Triangle
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Telewizja Polska, Walewska Productions, Samarka Productions, Borromée Productions, ArcH'Organisation, Cinquiéme and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1996), 53 mins
Driven out of Tibet and the eastern Himalayas, the Akha have fought their way to the extreme north of Thailand and Burma. Hostile to outsiders, the Akha today are the living remnants of a former time, the bygone era of the Chinese Middle Empire. The Akha have a dangerously bad reputation: smuggling, destroying the...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Telewizja Polska, Walewska Productions, Samarka Productions, Borromée Productions, ArcH'Organisation, Cinquiéme and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1996), 53 mins
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Mercy (med-dah)
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written by Jeanne Hallacy, fl. 1998; directed by Jeanne Hallacy, fl. 1998 and Jamlong Saiyot, fl. 2006; produced by Jeanne Hallacy, fl. 1998 and Jamlong Saiyot, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 50 mins
Mercy is an unsettling document of another side to the growing AIDS crisis in Thailand– the future of the children whose parents are HIV-positive or have died from AIDS-related illnesses.
written by Jeanne Hallacy, fl. 1998; directed by Jeanne Hallacy, fl. 1998 and Jamlong Saiyot, fl. 2006; produced by Jeanne Hallacy, fl. 1998 and Jamlong Saiyot, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 50 mins
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Trading Women (Long Version)
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directed by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; produced by Dean Slotar and David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 1 hour 18 mins
Trading Women enters the worlds of brothel owners, trafficked girls, voluntary sex workers, corrupt police and anxious politicians. Filmed in Burma, China, Laos, and Thailand, this is the first film to follow the trade in women in all its complexity and to consider the impact of this 'far away' problem on the goba...
directed by David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014; produced by Dean Slotar and David A. Feingold, fl. 1981-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 1 hour 18 mins
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