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Gone To Pat
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written by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; directed by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; produced by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 29 mins
The Patuas, or “Chitrakers,” are a nomadic people who live in the small village of Noya, Midnapore, in India. Though originally Muslim, they now consider themselves neither Muslim or Hindu. Instead, they are more clearly defined by their art.
written by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; directed by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; produced by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 29 mins
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Leaving Bakul Bagan
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written by Sandeep Ray, 1954-; directed by Sandeep Ray, 1954-; produced by Sandeep Ray, 1954- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1994), 43 mins
Three generations of the extended Roychowdury family have resided for decades at 160 Bakul Bagan Road, Calcutta. Every now and then one of its members has to leave the landscape of their childhood - a large sprawling house built around a courtyard and all the affection that dozens of relatives surround them with,...
written by Sandeep Ray, 1954-; directed by Sandeep Ray, 1954-; produced by Sandeep Ray, 1954- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1994), 43 mins
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The Lover and the Beloved: A Journey Into Tantra
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directed by Andy Lawrence, fl. 2009; produced by Andy Lawrence, fl. 2009 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 1 hour 13 mins
A documentary feature film about one man's journey across northern India and his search for enlightenment. Rajive McMullen, a history teacher suffering from a debilitating illness, makes the painful journey into the heart of Tantra, searching for meaning in holy shrines, coming close to death in cremation grounds...
directed by Andy Lawrence, fl. 2009; produced by Andy Lawrence, fl. 2009 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 1 hour 13 mins
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Melting Wok
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written by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; directed by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; produced by Niharika Seth, fl. 2000 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 29 mins
Mainak Bhaumik's film provides insight into India's often-overlooked Chinese population, examining the thriving Chinatown in Kolkata, Bengal. There, skilled Chinese immigrants have historically established themselves in business - especially tanneries and shoemaking - and created a unique Indo-Chinese cuisine.
written by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; directed by Mainak Bhaumik, fl. 2006; produced by Niharika Seth, fl. 2000 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 29 mins
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Pleasing God, Loving Krishna
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written by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; directed by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; produced by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985, Harvard University. Film Study Center, in Pleasing God (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 37 mins
Loving Krishna is about the worship of Krishna and the meaning of devotion. It explores the rural and urban character of the town of Vishnapur in West Bengal by examining the royal past, everyday life, work in traditional arts and crafts, bazaar exchange, and sacred rituals and festivals.
written by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; directed by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; produced by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985, Harvard University. Film Study Center, in Pleasing God (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 37 mins
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Pleasing God, Serpent Mother
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written by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; directed by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; produced by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014, in Pleasing God (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 27 mins
Serpent Mother is about devotion to the Goddess of Snakes and the importance of divine female power in West Bengal Indian life. The film's focus is the Jhapan Festival, the great celebration of snakes.
written by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; directed by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Allen Moore; produced by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014, in Pleasing God (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 27 mins
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Pleasing God, Sons of Shiva
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written by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985; produced by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014, in Pleasing God (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 27 mins
Sons of Shiva is a sustained attempt to film a four-day ceremony concerned with the worship of Shiva. Devotees of the God Shiva are shown from the initial taking of the Sacred Thread through gradually intensifying action to a culmination in a variety of ascetic and self denying practices.
written by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014; directed by Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014 and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985; produced by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Robert G. Gardner, 1925-2014, in Pleasing God (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 27 mins
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Seed and Earth
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written by Ned Johnston, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985, Alfred Guzzetti, 1942- and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; directed by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994, Alfred Guzzetti, 1942-, Ned Johnston and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1995), 37 mins
Made by a team of distinguished filmmakers/anthropologists, Seed and Earth is a film about everyday life in rural West Bengal, India. It follows the daily schedule of the families of two brothers who live side by side and cooperate in many daily activities. We see how gender and age determine work, ritual and leis...
written by Ned Johnston, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985, Alfred Guzzetti, 1942- and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; directed by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994, Alfred Guzzetti, 1942-, Ned Johnston and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1995), 37 mins
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Singing Pictures
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written by Aditi Nath Sarkar, fl. 2009, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; directed by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Aditi Nath Sarkar, fl. 2009; produced by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 40 mins
For generations, Patua (Chitrakar) communities of West Bengal, India have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The Patuas tell the stories of Muslim saints (pirs and fakirs) as well as Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and offer devotion to saints at Muslim shrines.
written by Aditi Nath Sarkar, fl. 2009, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; directed by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Aditi Nath Sarkar, fl. 2009; produced by Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 40 mins
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Songs of a Sorrowful Man
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directed by Aditi Nath Sarkar, fl. 2009, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; produced by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994 and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 35 mins
Lina Fruzzetti and Ákos Östör began a major film project in 2001, documenting the revival of an ancient tradition in India: scroll painting and the singing of stories depicted in the scrolls. The result was the award winning film Singing Pictures, released in 2006. The current film is a follow-up to the previo...
directed by Aditi Nath Sarkar, fl. 2009, Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 and Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994; produced by Lina Fruzzetti, fl. 1994 and Ákos Östör, fl. 1985 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 35 mins
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