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After Passing
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written by Tai-Li Hu, 1950-; directed by Tai-Li Hu, 1950-; produced by Tai-Li Hu, 1950- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 11 mins
The East-West Highway was soon to be built in central Taiwan. It would pass through the village of Liu Ts'o, and many homes and rice paddies would be destroyed. The film maker Hu Tai-Li went back to her mother-in-law's village Liu Ts'o, where she did anthropological research from 1976-78, to preserve some images o...
written by Tai-Li Hu, 1950-; directed by Tai-Li Hu, 1950-; produced by Tai-Li Hu, 1950- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 11 mins
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Agave is Life
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directed by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008 and David Brown, fl. 2014; produced by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008, Archeo Productions (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 1 hour
Agave is Life is a documentary film about mankind’s 10,000 year-long symbiotic alliance with the marvelous agave plant, from which tequila, Mexico’s iconic distilled spirit, is derived. The documentary takes viewers back to a time when hunter-gatherers relied on the agave plant as a source of food, drink, shel...
directed by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008 and David Brown, fl. 2014; produced by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008, Archeo Productions (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 1 hour
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Cham in the Lepcha Village of Lingthem
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directed by Asen Balikci, 1929- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2007), 50 mins
Every winter, over a period of six days, the lamas of Lingthem's village monastery hold their annual cham. These dramatic ritual masked dances impart elementary Buddhist teachings while providing entertainment to villagers. Their main purpose is to remove obstacles and ward off misfortune for the village, its inha...
directed by Asen Balikci, 1929- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2007), 50 mins
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Faces of Change, China Coast: China Coast Fishing
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written by George Chang, fl. 1974, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971; directed by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and George Chang, fl. 1974; produced by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971, in Faces of Change (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 19 mins
The film concerns the traditional 'floating population' who fish Chinese coastal waters from family sized junks based in Hong Kong in competition with salaried fisherman using large, mechanized boats. The combined effect of education and an increased integration with shore life is putting strains on the old ways.
written by George Chang, fl. 1974, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971; directed by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and George Chang, fl. 1974; produced by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971, in Faces of Change (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 19 mins
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Disappearing World, Mongolia, Part 1: On the Edge of the Gobi
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directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1975), 53 mins
Mongolia is a country the size of Western Europe with under 1.5 million people but over 23 million head of livestock. This film concentrates on life in the great plains of Mongolia, at the foot of the Altai mountains, where the ancient skills of the Mongol horsemen coexist with the new methods of the socialist rev...
directed by Brian Moser, fl. 1960; produced by Brian Moser, fl. 1960, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1975), 53 mins
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Disappearing World, The Albanians of Rrogam
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directed by David Wason; produced by David Wason, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1991), 54 mins
With the fall of the Stalinist regime in Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, the people of a remote mountain village, Rrogam, are faced with the dilemma of how to re-allocate the land and flocks after 40 years of collectivism. For the first time they have to make their own decisions in the face of an...
directed by David Wason; produced by David Wason, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1991), 54 mins
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Donkey Without a Tail
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written by Sergio Bloch; directed by Sergio Bloch; produced by Sergio Bloch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 30 mins
Trash collecting may sound dismal, but in this film, shot in Rio de Janeiro, the people featured are undaunted, and proud of their survival skills. They make their living picking through trash in search of recyclable material and are popularly known as donkeys without a tail. This occupation traces its roots to th...
written by Sergio Bloch; directed by Sergio Bloch; produced by Sergio Bloch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 30 mins
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Fishers of Dar
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written by Steven Ross, fl. 1981-2017, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; directed by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Steven Ross, fl. 1981-2017; produced by Amandina Lihamba, fl. 2001, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 38 mins
Samaki wa Dar es Salaam/Fishers of Dar is an ethnographic film about the fishermen and women of downtown Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It explores the continuity and integrity of traditional fishing practices in new, contemporary settings.
written by Steven Ross, fl. 1981-2017, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; directed by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Steven Ross, fl. 1981-2017; produced by Amandina Lihamba, fl. 2001, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 38 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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Goodbye To Colonial Economics
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directed by Anne Pitoiset, fl. 2013 and Laurent Cibien, 1970- (Paris, Ile-de-France: aaa production, 2014), 27 mins
This film, directed by Laurent Cibien and Anne Pitoiset, is about decolonization and economic development in New Caledonia.
directed by Anne Pitoiset, fl. 2013 and Laurent Cibien, 1970- (Paris, Ile-de-France: aaa production, 2014), 27 mins
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