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Bali: Beyond the Postcard
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written by David Dawkins; directed by David Dawkins; produced by Peggy Stern (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
In Bali Beyond The Postcard, art and everyday life come together in an intimate story about a Balinese family whose gamelan music and Legong dance tradition spans four generations. The documentary follows an important event in the history of the family - the passing down of the Legong dance legacy to the youngest,...
written by David Dawkins; directed by David Dawkins; produced by Peggy Stern (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
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Bird Dancer
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written by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, Elemental Films (Bali Province: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2010), 39 mins
The Bird Dancer explores a young woman's struggle with her odd movements and behaviors, and how these are interpreted and understood by her family and community. The film follows the life of Gusti Ayu Suartini, a young Balinese woman with Tourette's Syndrome, as she struggles to create a life for herself while co...
written by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; directed by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016; produced by Robert Lemelson, fl. 1999-2016, Elemental Films (Bali Province: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2010), 39 mins
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The Eleven Powers (Bali)
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written by Bryce Courtenay; directed by Frank Heimans, fl. 1973-1985; produced by Larry Gartenstein (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 48 mins
This film records the most spectacular sacred ceremony of the Balinese people. The Eka Dasa Rudra, or Festival of the 11 Powers, was held by order of the high priests to restore the balance between good and evil in the universe. The entire Balinese population of two million participated. In Bali, religion governs...
written by Bryce Courtenay; directed by Frank Heimans, fl. 1973-1985; produced by Larry Gartenstein (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 48 mins
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Five Films by Yasuhiro Omori, Balinese Requiem
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written by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; directed by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; produced by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-, National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Japan, in Five Films by Yasuhiro Omori (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 1 hour 3 mins
In a Balinese village, families go to great trouble and expense for their extravagant cremation ceremony. They provide special foods to mourners and prepare a bounty of offerings for the deceased, from gifts of money to symbolic baskets. The atmosphere is almost festive as a shadow puppet show is performed for the...
written by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; directed by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-; produced by Yasuhiro Omori, 1943-, National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Japan, in Five Films by Yasuhiro Omori (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 1 hour 3 mins
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Fragile Earth, The Goddess and the Computer
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directed by Steve Lansing and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by Andre Singer, fl. 1975 and Steve Lansing, in Fragile Earth (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 54 mins

This film, made for Channel Four Television's Fragile Earth series, follows two American irrigation scientists who are seeking to understand the ancient Balinese irrigation system and forestall further environmental problems. Using traditional methods of cultivation, a single plot of irrigated land can produce ton...

directed by Steve Lansing and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by Andre Singer, fl. 1975 and Steve Lansing, in Fragile Earth (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 54 mins
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The Goddess and the Computer
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written by J. Stephen Lansing, 1950- and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; directed by J. Stephen Lansing, 1950- and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by J. Stephen Lansing, 1950- and Andre Singer, fl. 1975 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 52 mins
For centuries, rice farmers on the island of Bali have taken great care not to offend Dewi Danu, the water goddess who dwells in the crater lake near the peak of Batur volcano. Toward the end of each rainy season, the farmers send representatives to Ulun Danu Batur, the temple at the top of the mountain, to offer...
written by J. Stephen Lansing, 1950- and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; directed by J. Stephen Lansing, 1950- and Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by J. Stephen Lansing, 1950- and Andre Singer, fl. 1975 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 52 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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