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The Art of Documentary Filmmaking, Girls Like Us
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written by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-; directed by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-, in The Art of Documentary Filmmaking (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
At the end of 2005, Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison brought together eight tutors well-versed in documentary from Europe and Australia with twelve young Burmese men and women for a three-week workshop entitled 'The Art of Documentary Filmmaking.' The venue was a quiet hotel in Myanmar's capital, Yangon.
written by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-; directed by Lindsey Merrison, 1959-, in The Art of Documentary Filmmaking (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
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At Highest Risk: Maternal Health Care in the High Peruvian Andes
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written by Rebecca Rivas, fl. 2006; directed by Rebecca Rivas, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 43 mins
Just as the rivers of the Andes mountains twist and coil in a curious maze, so does the grave situation of Peruvian women's health care. Within the past decade, the Andean women in Peru have faced a massive sterilization campaign, exorbitant fines for homebirths, remnants of a deadly civil war, and the second high...
written by Rebecca Rivas, fl. 2006; directed by Rebecca Rivas, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 43 mins
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Becoming a Man, Becoming a Man in Melanesia
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directed by Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 52 mins
Becoming a Man in Melanesia follows the epic ordeals of two young men who live on separate islands. And though they will never meet each other, they share a common, singular goal : to make the difficult passage into manhood. Each will face a grueling initiation ritual. To achieve this adult status in Melanesia, Ju...
directed by Jérôme Segur, fl. 2001, in Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2003), 52 mins
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Becoming a Man, Becoming a Man in Siberia
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directed by Benoît Ségur, in Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2004), 52 mins
Becoming a Man in Siberia follows the epic ordeals of young men who live in different countries of the giant Siberia. Each will face a grueling initiation quest to make the difficult passage to manhood. If they fail, they will remain children forever. In Siberia, Edik has to face wolves to protect his 4000 reindee...
directed by Benoît Ségur, in Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2004), 52 mins
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The Bounds of Habitation
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directed by Rosie Etherington, fl. 2013; produced by Rosie Etherington, fl. 2013, University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Brighton, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2013), 26 mins
Morag is nearly 86. She lives alone in a house at the end of a track looking out to sea, on Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. She was born in this house and has lived here her whole life. Life is simple and peaceful. This is a portrait of a woman as she contemplates the next chapter in her life; Morag shares her uniq...
directed by Rosie Etherington, fl. 2013; produced by Rosie Etherington, fl. 2013, University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Brighton, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2013), 26 mins
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Cuyagua, The Saint With Two Faces: Cuyagua Part II
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directed by Georges Drion, fl. 1985 and Paul Henley, fl. 1969, in Cuyagua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2011), 42 mins
The Feast of St John the Baptist begins two or three weeks after Corpus Christi, on June 23rd. According to biblical tradition, St John lived in the desert, renouncing the pleasures of this world. But the people of Cuyagua think of him as a flamboyantly dressed young man, with a passion for making merry. Although...
directed by Georges Drion, fl. 1985 and Paul Henley, fl. 1969, in Cuyagua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2011), 42 mins
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East Timor - Birth of a Nation, Rosa's Story
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directed by Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014; produced by Stella Zammataro, fl. 2002 and Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014, in East Timor - Birth of a Nation (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 55 mins
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Rosa Martins, a young widow, lives with her three youngest boys in a shack she built herself in East Timor's capital, Dili. After 18 months of saving, she finally has the money to travel to two distant orphanages where, in desperation, she sent her three older children. It's the first time the entire family will b...
directed by Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014; produced by Stella Zammataro, fl. 2002 and Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014, in East Timor - Birth of a Nation (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 55 mins
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Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision
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written by Soraya Mire; directed by Soraya Mire (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 mins
This powerful and important film is the first to present an African viewpoint on a culturally explosive issue. Somali filmmaker Soraya Mire knows firsthand about the traditional African practice of female genital mutilation. At thirteen she was subjected to it and spent the next twenty years recovering physically...
written by Soraya Mire; directed by Soraya Mire (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 mins
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History and Culture of the Divers on the Shima Peninsula
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produced by David Plath and Jacquetta Hill, fl. 2010; in Fit Surroundings (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 5 mins
For more than a thousand years, people on the Shima Peninsula have gone diving for fish and shellfish. In this part of the Western Pacific, warm currents from the Philippines meet cold currents from Siberia. They mix a rich broth of nutrients and it nourishes the vast variety of seafood for which Japanese cuisine...
produced by David Plath and Jacquetta Hill, fl. 2010; in Fit Surroundings (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 5 mins
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!Kung, The Melon Tossing Game
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written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 15 mins
Women from three separate Ju/'hoan bands have gathered at a mangetti grove at !O to play an intense game in which under-tones of social and personal tensions become apparent. The game itself is simple: women form a semi-circle which moves counter-clockwise as each woman, in turn, runs to the center of the circle w...
written by John Marshall, 1932-2005; directed by John Marshall, 1932-2005, in !Kung (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 15 mins
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