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Missionaries and the Ethical Question of Changing a Culture
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produced by Lucas Bessire, fl. 2004; in Asking Ayahai: An Ayoreo Story (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 8 mins
Missionary Dr. Charles Ramsey addresses the issue of whether it is ethical for outside groups to change another culture during religious missions. His group introduced the Christian rule 'thou shall not kill' to the Ayoreo, which had a major impact because a large part of Ayoreo culture was based around human sacr...
produced by Lucas Bessire, fl. 2004; in Asking Ayahai: An Ayoreo Story (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 8 mins
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Habilito: Debt for Life
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directed by Daniela Ricco Quiroga, fl. 2010 and Chuck Sturtevant, fl. 2010; produced by Chuck Sturtevant, fl. 2010 and Daniela Ricco Quiroga, fl. 2010 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2010), 52 mins
This documentary explores many of the conflicts and tensions that arise at the point of contact between highland migrants and lowland indigenous peoples, focusing particularly on the system of debt peonage known locally as 'habilito.' Habilito is used throughout the Bolivian lowlands, and much of the rest of the...
directed by Daniela Ricco Quiroga, fl. 2010 and Chuck Sturtevant, fl. 2010; produced by Chuck Sturtevant, fl. 2010 and Daniela Ricco Quiroga, fl. 2010 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2010), 52 mins
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Hell's Miners of Potosi
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directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001; produced by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001 and Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2010), 53 mins
At an altitude of 4,700 meters, Bolivian miners are disappearing everyday into the depths of the Potossi mountain. Poisoned by the dust, exhausted by hypoxia, and threatened by collapsing, they tirelessly dig the rock, in a suffocating atmosphere. Eduardo, a 22 years old boy, dreams of making a fortune here, and i...
directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001; produced by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001 and Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2010), 53 mins
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Dances With Llamas
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written by John Bulmer, 1938-; directed by John Bulmer, 1938-; produced by John Bulmer, 1938- (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997), 47 mins
The extraordinary journey of two Bolivian Indian llama herders is the focus of this film. They live in the high Andes, and once a year trek for six weeks across the mountains with their llamas to trade in the lowlands.
written by John Bulmer, 1938-; directed by John Bulmer, 1938-; produced by John Bulmer, 1938- (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1997), 47 mins
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Little Man, 25, Johnny
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directed by Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, in Little Man, 25 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2006), 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 Jean Queyrat, fl. 2001; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, in Little Man, 25 (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2006), 6 mins
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The Sociolinguistics of Language
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written by Mary M. Morgan, fl. 1956-2011; directed by Ken Rudy, fl. 1987; produced by Jeff Lyons, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 1987), 26 mins
This lecture-format video introduces the five areas of sociolinguistics: language variation, ethnography of communication, language in social context, language change, and speech-act theory. The program also examines methods of study and reviews the research of linguists, anthropologists, and sociologists.
written by Mary M. Morgan, fl. 1956-2011; directed by Ken Rudy, fl. 1987; produced by Jeff Lyons, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: Alexander Street, 1987), 26 mins
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Spectacular Movements
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directed by Mateo Hinojosa, fl. 2013 (Oakland, CA: Woven Path Media, 2015), 1 hour 18 mins
This is the story of 10 Bolivian youth who journey deep into collective memory of a popular revolt, who explore and remake a rebellious urban mestizo identity, who creatively destroy their own political theater in a theater-truck tour and in experimental street performances.
directed by Mateo Hinojosa, fl. 2013 (Oakland, CA: Woven Path Media, 2015), 1 hour 18 mins
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Aymara Leadership
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written by Hubert Smith, 1938-; directed by Hubert Smith, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1984), 29 mins
The theme of leadership is difficult to convey, especially in another culture, in which outsiders often do not recognize subtle cues and implicit understandings that play so important a role in the exercise and acceptance of authority. This film helps viewers, even if they have no prior familiarity with the Aymara...
written by Hubert Smith, 1938-; directed by Hubert Smith, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1984), 29 mins
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Choqela: Only Interpretation
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1987), 12 mins
This provocative and profound film documents the Choqela ceremony, an agricultural ritual and song of the Aymara Indians of Peru. By offering several different translations of the proceedings, the film acknowledges the problems of interpretation as an inherent dilemma of anthropology."Choqela" will stimulate thoug...
directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1987), 12 mins
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Doctors of Two Worlds
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directed by Natasha Solomons, fl. 1989; produced by Richard Solomons, fl. 1989 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 54 mins
In the Bolivian highlands an English doctor is setting up a network of health care for remote mountain villages. While teaching the inhabitants the essentials of Western medicine the doctor is confronted with and tries to learn the methods of the local curandero’s methods of healing. The film is a highly reveali...
directed by Natasha Solomons, fl. 1989; produced by Richard Solomons, fl. 1989 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 54 mins
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