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Adventure High
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written by Liivo Niglas, 1971-; directed by Liivo Niglas, 1971-; produced by Liivo Niglas, 1971- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 1 hour 30 mins
Five young men - including the filmmaker - take a four-month break from their responsible adult lives to travel by bicycle from Mongolia to Nepal hoping to experience old-fashioned travel adventures.
written by Liivo Niglas, 1971-; directed by Liivo Niglas, 1971-; produced by Liivo Niglas, 1971- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 1 hour 30 mins
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The Akha Way
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written by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999 and Mary Flannery; directed by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999; produced by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999, Yellowcat Productions (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 25 mins
For over a thousand years, the Akha people have inhabited the hills of Asia — mainly Southern China, Burma and Northern Thailand. The Akha Way or Akhazaunh, is the code by which they live. This documentary describes their origins and their culture.
written by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999 and Mary Flannery; directed by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999; produced by Sharon Hainsfurther, fl. 1999, Yellowcat Productions (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 25 mins
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China Films, The Sprouts of Capitalism in China
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written by Wen-jie Qin, fl. 2002; directed by Wen-jie Qin, fl. 2002, in China Films (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 30 mins
This documentary tells the fascinating story of one of China's newly rich entrepreneurs, Yang Daquan, of Pengzhou City in Sichuan. Mr. Yang came from a rich gentry family and was given away as an infant when his family disintegrated at the beginning of the socialist era. He grew up in the countryside as a poor pea...
written by Wen-jie Qin, fl. 2002; directed by Wen-jie Qin, fl. 2002, in China Films (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 30 mins
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Daba / Na Shaman
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directed by Cai Hua; produced by Cai Hua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1999), 40 mins
After more than a quarter of a century without any form of religious ceremony, the Na, an ethnic group living on the Himalayan plateau, began openly practising their religion again in the early 1990s. Their priests are called daba. Among the few old shamans who are still living today, Dafa Luzo is the most remarka...
directed by Cai Hua; produced by Cai Hua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1999), 40 mins
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Dor, Low is Better
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directed by Robert Boonzajer-Flaes, fl. 1988 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2002), 47 mins
The film offers an experimental approach to the comparative study of cultures: the monks of a Tibetan monastery compare their own flutes with the Swiss alphorn and the Dutch windhorn introduced to them by the anthropologist. While the monks agree to play those foreign instruments, they still prefer their own flute...
directed by Robert Boonzajer-Flaes, fl. 1988 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2002), 47 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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Faces of Change, China Coast: Hoy Fok and the Island School
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written by 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), 33 mins
This film is about the life of Hoy Fok, a fourteen-year-old boy, who lives with his family on a fishing junk near a small island in the Hong Kong Territory. Hoy Fok helps his family in fishing and attends the island school.
written by 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), 33 mins
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Faces of Change, China Coast: Island in the China Sea
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written by 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), 33 mins
Tai A Chau is home for both farmers and fishermen who use the island as a permanent harbor for their small floating homes. The daily routines of Mr. Wong, a fisherman, and Mr. Ng, a farmer, are representative of their respective problems of survival, mutual dependence, and hopes for the future.
written by 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), 33 mins
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Faces of Change, China Coast: Three Island Women
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written by Norman Miller, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and George Chang, fl. 1974; directed by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and George Chang, fl. 1974; produced by Norman Miller, in Faces of Change (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 17 mins
Three women, varying in ages and therefore perspective, agree that life on a small Chinese island in Hong Kong waters, is better for them now than in the past. They are treated equal to the men in the rigors of manual labor and now participate fully in the island's decision-making and economic life.
written by Norman Miller, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and George Chang, fl. 1974; directed by Norman N. Miller, fl. 1971, Richard Yao-Chi Chen, 1938- and George Chang, fl. 1974; produced by Norman Miller, in Faces of Change (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1974), 17 mins
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Fate of the Lhapa
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written by Sarah Sifers; directed by Sarah Sifers; produced by Sarah Sifers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 10 mins
Fate of the Lhapa is a feature-length documentary about the last three Tibetan shamans (lhapas) living in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal. With no other descendants to carry on their healing practices and a younger generation attending schools, acculturating, and modernizing, these "sucking doctors" are practicing...
written by Sarah Sifers; directed by Sarah Sifers; produced by Sarah Sifers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 10 mins
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