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The Ax Fight
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written by Napoleon A. Chagnon, 1938-; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 and Napoleon A. Chagnon, 1938-; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 and Napoleon A. Chagnon, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 30 mins
A fight broke out in Mishimishimabowei-teri on the second day of Chagnon and Asch's stay in this village in 1971. The conflict developed between the villagers of Mishimishimabowei-teri and their visitors from another village. The visitors had formerly been part of Mishimishimabowei-teri, and many still had ties wi...
written by Napoleon A. Chagnon, 1938-; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 and Napoleon A. Chagnon, 1938-; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 and Napoleon A. Chagnon, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 30 mins
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A Celebration of Origins
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written by Patsy Asch, Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 and E. Douglas Lewis, 1947-; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, E. Douglas Lewis, 1947- and Patsy Asch; produced by E. Douglas Lewis, 1947-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 45 mins
The people of the Tana 'Ai region of Flores, Indonesia live in seven ceremonial domains, of which Wai Brama is the largest and the oldest. The people of Wai Brama are shifting cultivators, hunters and gatherers who, unlike their neighbors, have maintained their traditional ceremonial and social system. A Celebrati...
written by Patsy Asch, Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 and E. Douglas Lewis, 1947-; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, E. Douglas Lewis, 1947- and Patsy Asch; produced by E. Douglas Lewis, 1947-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 45 mins
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Dodoth Morning
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written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 17 mins
Dodoth Morning was the first film by the pioneering filmmaker, Timothy Asch who is best known for his collaborations with anthropologists such as Napoleon Chagnon, Linda Connor, Patsy Asch, and E. Douglas Lewis. Shot in northeast Uganda in 1961, a year when too much rain threatened to rot the millet the Dodoth peo...
written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 17 mins
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Jero Tapakan, Releasing the Spirits: A Village Cremation in Bali
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written by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; produced by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1979), 43 mins
Cremation rites are the most elaborate rites of passage performed by Balinese householders. Poor families may wait years before accumulating enough resources to cremate their dead, who are buried in the meantime. In 1978 many more cremations than usual were carried out because of the great purification cermony, Ek...
written by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; produced by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1979), 43 mins
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Jero Tapakan, A Balinese Trance Seance & Jero on Jero: A Balinese Trance Seance Observed
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written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 48 mins
In 1980, anthropologist Linda Connor and filmmakers Tim and Patsy Asch returned to Bali with video cassette recordings of A Balinese Trance Seance. Jero Tapakan, the spirit medium, was invited to view the footage.
written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch; produced by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 48 mins
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Jero Tapakan, Jero Tapakan - Stories from the Life of a Balinese Healer
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written by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 25 mins
Unlike many spirit mediums, Jero Tapakan practices as a masseuse once every three days, when possession is not auspicious. This film focuses on Jero's treatment of Ida Bagus, a member of the nobility from a neighboring town.
written by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 25 mins
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Jero Tapakan, The Medium is the Masseuse: A Balinese Massage w/Jero Tapakan and Jero Tapakan - Stories from the Life of a Balinese Healer
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written by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 30 mins
Unlike many spirit mediums, Jero Tapakan practices as a masseuse once every three days, when possession is not auspicious. This film focuses on Jero's treatment of Ida Bagus, a member of the nobility from a neighboring town.
written by Linda Connor, 1944-, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Linda Connor, 1944- and Patsy Asch, in Jero Tapakan (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 30 mins
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Sons of Haji Omar
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written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Asen Balikci, 1929-; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Asen Balikci, 1929-; produced by Smithsonian Institution and National Film Board of Canada (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1978), 58 mins
Haji Omar and his three sons belong to the Lakankhel, a Pashtoon tribal group in northeastern Afghanistan. The film focuses on his family: Haji Omar, the patriarch; Anwar, the eldest, his father's favorite, a pastoralist and expert horseman; Jannat Gul, cultivator and ambitious rebel; and Ismail, the youngest, att...
written by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Asen Balikci, 1929-; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Asen Balikci, 1929-; produced by Smithsonian Institution and National Film Board of Canada (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1978), 58 mins
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Spear and Sword: a Ceremonial Payment of Bridewealth
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written by Dr. James J. Fox, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Dr. James J. Fox (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1989), 23 mins
This traditionally ethnographic sequence film focuses on the negotiations betwen representatives of two families during a payment of bridewealth. In the past the husband's group would carry a spear and a sword to hang in the wife's house. Now, a payment is made as a substitute for the spear and sword.
written by Dr. James J. Fox, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Dr. James J. Fox (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1989), 23 mins
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The Water of Words: A Cultural Ecology of an Eastern Indonesian Island
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written by Dr. James J. Fox, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Dr. James J. Fox; produced by Documentary Educational Resources (DER) and Australian National University (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 30 mins
This film explores the poetry and ecology of the lontar (borassus) palm on the eastern Indonesian island of Roti. Anthropologist James J. Fox collaborated with the filmmakers to produce an account of the utilization of lontar, a tree that provides the mainstay of the Rotinese diet.
written by Dr. James J. Fox, Patsy Asch and Timothy Asch, 1932-1994; directed by Timothy Asch, 1932-1994, Patsy Asch and Dr. James J. Fox; produced by Documentary Educational Resources (DER) and Australian National University (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 30 mins
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