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Endangered civilizations, Children of a Wide Space - The Mongolian from Gobi
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Telewizja Polska, Walewska Productions, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation, Cinquiéme and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1999), 51 mins
Tunga is 20. She is a provincial girl in town to study journalism. Life in Ulaan Bator is hard when one has to live on a small budget: but she scrapes by. She has to return home because her father has had an accident. We discover life in Mongolia countryside. There is nothing much there except for immense, wide-op...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Telewizja Polska, Walewska Productions, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation, Cinquiéme and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1999), 51 mins
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Endangered civilizations, The Naxi of Yunnan - The Magi and the Musician
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Jian Hao, fl. 1999; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1998), 51 mins
When Mao-Dzedong took power, Xuan Ke was already a famous philharmonic orchestra conductor. When he was freed after 21 years in prison, his love for all types of music was unscathed. From that moment, Xuan Ke was determined to assemble an orchestra of ancient Dongling music and include in his orchestra the musicia...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Jian Hao, fl. 1999; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1998), 51 mins
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Endangered civilizations, Hide and Seek in Borneo - The Punan of Kalimantan
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Gilberto Azevedo, fl. 1995; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1995), 52 mins
The Punan are not relentless headhunters like their terrible neighbours, the Dayaks, but instead non-violent nomads hiding in the heart of the Borneo jungle. Behind their outwardly primitive lifestyle lies a system of abstract, subtle and mystic beliefs. And so the search begins for our camera crew in the middle o...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Gilberto Azevedo, fl. 1995; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1995), 52 mins
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Endangered civilizations, The Nahuas of the Sierra de Guerrero
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Javier Perez Solano, fl. 2000, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2000), 50 mins
Nahualt was the language of the Aztecs. Even today numerous rites of the pre-Colombian period continue to exist on the fringe of the Catholic religion. To the beat of the Teponsastle-the drum incarnation of the god Texcatlipoca-the Human-Jaguars mingle with the faithful. They will martyr and flagellate themselves...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Javier Perez Solano, fl. 2000, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2000), 50 mins
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Endangered civilizations, The Pomak in Thrace - Thrill of Three Treats
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directed by Despina Pantazis, fl. 1998 and Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1997), 51 mins
3 languages, 3 religions, 3 countries. This is the Thrill of Three Treats. Balkanisation at a small scale: this is what the Pomak live nowadays. Imagine a minority who lived in an area for over 3 000 years. Imagine that this people have no other hope than living discreetly on its own land, simply because recent hi...
directed by Despina Pantazis, fl. 1998 and Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1997), 51 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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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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Endangered civilizations, For Rain to Fall - The Bagba Soothsayers and Sorcerers of Burkina Faso
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Redo Porgo, fl. 2007; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2007), 51 mins
Bagbas are a brotherhood of soothsayers, the chosen of the gods, who enter into trances during ceremonies and predict the future. They are held in high esteem by the people of northern and western Burkina Faso. For the moment at least they have managed to limit the influence of other beliefs. For many people the B...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Redo Porgo, fl. 2007; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2007), 51 mins
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Endangered civilizations, A Garden where Gods Play - The Aïnu of Hokkaido
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Oguri Ken'ichi, fl. 1991; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Telewizja Polska, Walewska Productions, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation, Cinquiéme and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1997), 50 mins
The Ainus live on the remote island of Hokkaïdo. They are bearded Japanese - who aren't truly Japanese. Their origin is highly controversial, but the most likely theory is that these men and women actually came from Siberia! The Ainus are the most ancient people in this part of the world: their ancestors lived he...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Oguri Ken'ichi, fl. 1991; produced by Pascal Bensoussan, fl. 1987, Telewizja Polska, Walewska Productions, Samarka Productions, ArcH'Organisation, Cinquiéme and F Productions, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1997), 50 mins
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Endangered civilizations, The Himba of Namibia - Those Who Boast
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1997), 51 mins
Leather jackets and skirts, smeared with red or black grease. The Himba have not changed in appearance, even if the gun has now replaced the spear. For 97% of the Himba population the conditions of daily life have not changed for over 200 years. But tribal and world wars, the loss of their motherland, and the thre...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995; produced by Samarka Productions and ArcH'Organisation, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 1997), 51 mins
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