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Acting Like a Thief
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written by Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 and P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006; directed by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996; produced by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
Acting Like a Thief is about a Chhara tribal theatre group in Ahmedabad, India. Starting with the arrest of playwright DaKxin Bajrange (Chhara), the documentary reveals how the Budhan Theatre has transformed the lives of adults and children within the community.
written by Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 and P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006; directed by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996; produced by P. Kerim Friedman, fl. 2006 and Shashwati Talukdar, fl. 1996 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 15 mins
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Altar of Fire
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written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and J. F. Staal, fl. 2010; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and J. F. Staal, fl. 2010; produced by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 45 mins
This film records a 12 day ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975. This event was possibly the last performance of the Agnicayana, a Vedic ritual of sacrifice dating back 3,000 years and probably the oldest surviving human ritual.
written by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and J. F. Staal, fl. 2010; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and J. F. Staal, fl. 2010; produced by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 45 mins
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Becoming a Man, Becoming a Woman in Zanskar
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directed by Jean Michel Corillion, 1964-; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, in Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2012), 54 mins
'Becoming Woman in Zanskar' recounts the moving story of a friendship shattered by destiny when two best friends have to part and to leave their families forever... Tenzin will be married to a man she hasn't chosen while Palkit will become a nun. Two adolescents in the Himalayas: one kidnapped by her future husban...
directed by Jean Michel Corillion, 1964-; produced by Manuel Catteau, fl. 2007, in Becoming a Man (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2012), 54 mins
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The Bharvad Predicament
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 mins
Bharvad cattle herdsmen have been nomadic pastorlalists for centuries. This film presents the conflict that has arisen between the local, landholding Kanbi farmers and the Bharvad in Dhrangadhra, western India.
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- and Roger Sandall, 1933- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 mins
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Black Mountain
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directed by Amin Hajee; produced by Charlotte Whitby-Coles (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 1 hour 25 mins
A once unremarkable site of multi-faith pilgrimage to a Sufi Saint has been transformed and its local history rewritten - the film documents the journey of Charlotte, a student undertaking her PhD research in India, who, whilst researching religious pilgrimages, stumbles upon the politicisation of a pilgrimage sit...
directed by Amin Hajee; produced by Charlotte Whitby-Coles (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 1 hour 25 mins
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Calcutta Calling
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directed by Andre Hormann, fl. 2006; produced by Anna Wendt, fl. 2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 16 mins
“Business Process Outsourcing” is the fastest growing industry in the world. In India, approximately 350,000 people are currently working in call centres to maintain the contact between western companies and their customers. Vikhee Uppal is one of them. From a busy office in Calcutta, he pretends to be a guy n...
directed by Andre Hormann, fl. 2006; produced by Anna Wendt, fl. 2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 16 mins
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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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A CHOICE in the Himalayas
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written by Michel Coqblin and Catherine Addor-Confino, fl. 2012; directed by Catherine Addor-Confino, fl. 2012; produced by Catherine Addor-Confino, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
In Digoli, a small village in the Indian Himalayas, 'magical' rituals and arranged marriages remain a common part of the mountain culture. But with the arrival of mobile phones, the extension of the radio relay system, and the exodus of men to the cities, modernity has begun to exert its influence. One beacon of D...
written by Michel Coqblin and Catherine Addor-Confino, fl. 2012; directed by Catherine Addor-Confino, fl. 2012; produced by Catherine Addor-Confino, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
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Close Encounters of No Kind
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written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 1 mins
Close Encounters of No Kind follows the Rabari, camel and sheep herders of Saurastra, India. Their nomadic lifestyle requires them to move herds of sheep and camels across the Saurastrian landscape to seek grazing and water. This practice has been going on for hundreds of years and during that time the Rabari have...
written by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946-; directed by Dr. Jayasinhji Jhala, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 1 mins
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Coding Culture: Bangalore's Software Industry, Fun@Sun: Making of a Global Workplace
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written by Carol Upodhya and Gautam Sonti, fl. 2006; directed by Gautam Sonti, fl. 2006; produced by National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India, in Coding Culture: Bangalore's Software Industry (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 30 mins
The Indian software outsourcing industry has emerged as a key node of the global economy. The series of ethnographic films, Coding Culture, explores the cultures of outsourced work and the moulding of a new workforce to cater to this global high-tech services industry. Each of the three films focuses on a single c...
written by Carol Upodhya and Gautam Sonti, fl. 2006; directed by Gautam Sonti, fl. 2006; produced by National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India, in Coding Culture: Bangalore's Software Industry (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 30 mins
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