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Abstinence Comes To Albuquerque
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written by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; directed by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; produced by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 31 mins
Abstinence Comes to Albuquerque provides a glimpse into a nationwide debate over what young people should be taught about sexuality. Through personal stories, community profiles, and expert interviews, the program highlights the differences between a strict abstinence-only-until-marriage approach and more comprehe...
written by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; directed by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001; produced by Charles C. Stuart, fl. 2001 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 31 mins
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Add & Mabel's Punkin Center
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written by Dillon Bustin, fl. 1982; directed by Dillon Bustin, fl. 1982 and Richard Kane, 1944-; produced by Richard Kane, 1944- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1984), 16 mins
Add & Mabel's Punkin Center is about memories. It's about the urge to collect things from the past to help make vivid those cherished times. But it's also about today, about two old-timers whose tender and jovial banter reveals a contentment with the present derived only from knowing their past. To experience Punk...
written by Dillon Bustin, fl. 1982; directed by Dillon Bustin, fl. 1982 and Richard Kane, 1944-; produced by Richard Kane, 1944- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1984), 16 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, On the Spring Ice
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directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 46 mins
Walrus as well as whales are hunted by the Eskimos of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island. As the film opens, an old man tells of the dangers of moving ice, how people used to drift on such ice and never return.
directed by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1975), 46 mins
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Alaskan Eskimo, The Reindeer Thief
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written by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 12 mins
Like many St. Lawrence Island legends, this story is set in Siberia where Chukchi, the Reindeer People, live. Pelaasi, an elder from Gambell, speaks Siberian Yupik. His mythical story, about a man who goes out in search of a reindeer thief is an ungipaghaq, a tale that has been passed down unchanged through genera...
written by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; directed by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-; produced by Katrina Kassler Waters, 1957-, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 12 mins
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All My Babies
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written by George C. Stoney, 1916-2012; directed by George C. Stoney, 1916-2012; produced by George C. Stoney, 1916-2012, Georgia. Department of Public Health (Albany, GA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1952), 54 mins
This is a training film about midwifery which transcends the form. It was selected by the Library of Congress for placement on the National Film Registry in 2002 as "a culturally, historically and artistically significant work." All My Babies was written, produced and directed by Stoney in collaboration with the...
written by George C. Stoney, 1916-2012; directed by George C. Stoney, 1916-2012; produced by George C. Stoney, 1916-2012, Georgia. Department of Public Health (Albany, GA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1952), 54 mins
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American Fair
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written by Rick Widmer, fl. 2004; directed by Rick Widmer, fl. 2004; produced by Lakefilm (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 24 mins
American Fair is an intimate study of the hard-working farmers of York County, Maine, facing a vanishing way of life, their knowledge of land and beast, commitment to tradition and community - interdependent and pulling together. At the 140th fair in Acton, farmers congregate in the spirit of both co-operation and...
written by Rick Widmer, fl. 2004; directed by Rick Widmer, fl. 2004; produced by Lakefilm (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2007), 1 hour 24 mins
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The Artist's Salary (Le Salaire de l'Artiste)
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written by Laurent Veuve, fl. 2000 and Jacqueline Veuve, 1930-2013; directed by Jacqueline Veuve, 1930-2013 and Laurent Veuve, fl. 2000 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 55 mins
From 1989 to 2000, Jacqueline Veuve, together with cameraman Milivoj Ivkovic, followed the life of a young artist, her son, Laurent Veuve who lived in New York with his family. To these 11 years of filming are added some extracts from a short film of 1968 about Laurent, then aged 7, and a sequence in 1986 done by...
written by Laurent Veuve, fl. 2000 and Jacqueline Veuve, 1930-2013; directed by Jacqueline Veuve, 1930-2013 and Laurent Veuve, fl. 2000 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 55 mins
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Benjamin and His Brother
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written by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004; directed by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 27 mins
Years of war and ethnic conflict in the Sudan have created a generation of young men, known as the "Lost Boys," who have spent more years in refugee camps than in their home communities. This intimate film recounts the story of Benjamin and William Deng, brothers joined in the struggle of a seemingly never-ending...
written by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004; directed by Arthur Howes, 1950-2004 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 27 mins
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Between Two Worlds: The Hmong Shaman in America
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directed by Taggart Seigel; produced by Collective Eye Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 28 mins
This classic film documents the Hmong refugees who have been transplanted from their agrarian mountain villages in northern Laos to cities in the U.S. Often living in high-rise tenements, they bring their ancient shamanic rituals and ceremonies to urban America. In such unlikely settings, trance-like healing and a...
directed by Taggart Seigel; produced by Collective Eye Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 28 mins
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Brownsville: Black and White
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written by Richard Broadman, 1946-2000; directed by Richard Broadman, 1946-2000; produced by Richard Broadman, 1946-2000 (New York: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 23 mins
This poignant and powerful documentary explores the complex history of interracial cooperation, urban change, and social conflict in Brownsville, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, from the 1930s to the 2000s. A case study of the tragedy of urban American race relations, the film recounts the transformation of...
written by Richard Broadman, 1946-2000; directed by Richard Broadman, 1946-2000; produced by Richard Broadman, 1946-2000 (New York: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 23 mins
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