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Elephants and the Mnongs
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in The Ivory Knights (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 9 mins
The Mnongs of Central Vietnam are known for their ability to capture and tame elephants. At 78, Macun is too old to hunt but he is still a great tamer, the last to know the secrets which link man and the elephants. Capture and taming form a cycle, which must never be interrupted.
in The Ivory Knights (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production)), 9 mins
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Little Man, 31, Little Man, Episode 31: Thang Gong
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directed by Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001; produced by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001, Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007 and Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Little Man, 31 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2012), 6 mins
Life is not always taught on school benches. In many countries, children must first learn ancestral traditions and know-hows. This series invites kids to travel the world and discover other lifestyles and ways of growing up. Each episode features a different child who is initiated by an elder to a special task in...
directed by Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001; produced by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001, Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007 and Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Little Man, 31 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2012), 6 mins
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Riches from the Deep, 1, Riches From The Deep
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directed by Nils Arne Saebo and Terje Dale; produced by Kjell Jarle Hoyheim and Knut Midttun, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, in Riches from the Deep, 1 (Oslo, Oslo County: Nordic World, 2000), 57 mins
This programme charts the resources inherent in the world's rivers, lakes and oceans, and shows that this treasure trove is not merely a matter of food and money, but is equally a key to a meaningful life. When the men of the Pacific island of Mitiaro set out to fish for tuna, they do so from canaoes hewn from tr...
directed by Nils Arne Saebo and Terje Dale; produced by Kjell Jarle Hoyheim and Knut Midttun, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, in Riches from the Deep, 1 (Oslo, Oslo County: Nordic World, 2000), 57 mins
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Water Puppetry in Vietnam: An Ancient Tradition in a Modern World
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directed by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012; produced by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2012), 32 mins
The ancient tradition of water puppetry has gained worldwide attention in recent years for its lively and unique reflection of agrarian life in the wet-rice villages of northern Vietnam. As water puppetry has grown in popularity among tourists, modern practitioners have altered key components of their performances...
directed by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012; produced by Sam Pack, fl. 1999-2012 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2012), 32 mins
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The Left Eye of God: Caodaism Travels from Vietnam to California
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written by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991 and Janet Hoskins; directed by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991; produced by Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California. Center for Religion and Civic Culture (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 58 mins
Caodaists worship the left eye as an Asian synthesis of eastern and western traditions. In this film, they tell their stories of exile, anti-colonial struggle, and building immigrant congregations in California. Footage of rituals and temples, and archival images combine to provide a personal perspective on a larg...
written by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991 and Janet Hoskins; directed by Susan Hoskins, fl. 1991; produced by Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California. Center for Religion and Civic Culture (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 58 mins
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Singing Sentiment
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produced by Lauren Meeker, fl. 2008 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2014), 44 mins
This 'beautifully evocative portrait' documents the life and activities of elderly quan ho folk singer, Nguyen Thi Ban, in Diem Village, Bac Ninh Province, northern Vietnam. As Ba Ban (grandmother Ban) recounts her life story, it becomes clear how closely her life is intertwined with her love of the music, indicat...
produced by Lauren Meeker, fl. 2008 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2014), 44 mins
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They Turned Our Desert into Fire
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directed by Mark Brecke, fl. 2002; produced by Jason Mitchell, Stacey Ransom and Mark Brecke, fl. 2002, Global Contact Films and Purebred Productions Inc. (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 1 hour 28 mins
Reporting the devastation, forced displacement, and genocide in Darfur should be a story with daily coverage. Mere mention of the word "Darfur" should set off a passionate exchange, or at least the question, "What can be done?" Unfortunately, the people of Darfur struggle with a problem common to so many victimize...
directed by Mark Brecke, fl. 2002; produced by Jason Mitchell, Stacey Ransom and Mark Brecke, fl. 2002, Global Contact Films and Purebred Productions Inc. (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 1 hour 28 mins
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Tiger's Apprentice
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directed by M. Trinh Nguyen, fl. 1998; produced by M. Trinh Nguyen, fl. 1998 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1998), 57 mins
Tiger's Apprentice is the story of M. Trinh Nguyen's journey to her native Vietnam. She observes and documents her great-uncle's folk medicine practices treating many patients and making his medicines for tumours, leprosy, and infections. She also seeks out people cured by her great-uncle, talks to local doctors a...
directed by M. Trinh Nguyen, fl. 1998; produced by M. Trinh Nguyen, fl. 1998 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1998), 57 mins
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Vietnam Mission
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written by Douglas W. Smith, fl. 2005-2015; directed by Douglas W. Smith, fl. 2005-2015; produced by Douglas W. Smith, fl. 2005-2015, Hawaii Public Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 57 mins
This is the story of a remarkable Canadian-American missionary couple who settled, in 1929, among the Montagnard tribes of Vietnam's central highlands. For 50 years, Gordon and Laura Smith lived there, preaching, working to open leprosariums and orphanages, and compiling a unique archive of diaries, books, photogr...
written by Douglas W. Smith, fl. 2005-2015; directed by Douglas W. Smith, fl. 2005-2015; produced by Douglas W. Smith, fl. 2005-2015, Hawaii Public Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 57 mins
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Drums on the Red River
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Lan Phuong, fl. 2011, Son Hoang, fl. 2011, Lauren Meeker, fl. 2008 and Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; produced by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-, Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) (Hanoi, Hà So''n Bình: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2010), 1 hour 13 mins
This film documents the Chu Dong Tu festival of 2007. The festival was revived in 1986, the year in which the economic and political reforms were passed in Vietnam. The festival is an important example of the widespread revival of traditional folk festivals that has followed reform.
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Lan Phuong, fl. 2011, Son Hoang, fl. 2011, Lauren Meeker, fl. 2008 and Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; produced by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-, Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) (Hanoi, Hà So''n Bình: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2010), 1 hour 13 mins
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