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37 Uses for a Dead Sheep
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directed by Ben Hopkins (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 1 hour 25 mins
The Pamir Kirghiz are a tribe of some 2,000 people from the Pamir region of Central Asia. For the last 27 years they have lived in exile in Eastern Turkey. In 2005 an Anglo-Turkish film crew arrives in their village to work with the tribe to tell their story. (Winner Basil Wright Film Prize 2007)
directed by Ben Hopkins (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 1 hour 25 mins
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1700 Metres from the Future
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directed by Ulla Rasmussen, fl. 1990 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1990), 1 hour 24 mins
Inhabitants of an isolated settlement called Gásadalur (on the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic) discuss the pending tunnel planned to connect them to the rest of the island. They share their outlooks concerning the future impact it will have on their present way of life and living conditions.
directed by Ulla Rasmussen, fl. 1990 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1990), 1 hour 24 mins
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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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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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African Dance: Sand, Drum, and Shostakovich
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written by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; directed by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 10 mins
This documentary explores African contemporary dance through eight modern dance companies from Africa, Europe and Canada that participated in the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse in Montreal, Canada in 1999.
written by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; directed by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; produced by Ken Glazebrook, fl. 1970 and Alla Kovgan, 1973- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 1 hour 10 mins
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Aftertaste
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written by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; directed by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; produced by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 36 mins
Wine has been made in the Western Cape region of South Africa for over 300 years. At first, slaves and indigenous Khoisan worked the vineyards owned by white European settlers. Classified as 'Coloureds,' the descendants of these laborers have continued to work these vineyards for generations. Until recently, they...
written by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; directed by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980-; produced by Ceridwen Dovey, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 36 mins
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The Ainu Bear Ceremony
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directed by Neil Gordon Munro, 1863-1942; produced by Royal Anthropological Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 29 mins
The RAI has reedited the original film of this ceremony among the Ainu people of Japan. In the bear ceremony, now no longer performed, a specially reared bear was reverently killed and its flesh and blood eaten by the participants. The film shows a series of ritual acts with some commentary on their meaning.
directed by Neil Gordon Munro, 1863-1942; produced by Royal Anthropological Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 29 mins
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Ajishama, The White Ibis
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written by John Dickinson, 1946-; directed by John Dickinson, 1946-; produced by John Dickinson, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 1 hour 25 mins
Shot in Venezuela over a 30-year period, this documentary depicts the life and work of Jose Maria Korta, the controversial Jesuit Missionary with the indigenous people of the Amazon.
written by John Dickinson, 1946-; directed by John Dickinson, 1946-; produced by John Dickinson, 1946- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2003), 1 hour 25 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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Alaskan Eskimo, The Drums of Winter (Uksuum Cauyai)
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written by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 42 mins
This feature-length documentary explores the traditional dance, music and spiritual world of the Yupik Eskimo people of Emmonak, a remote village at the mouth of the Yukon River on the Bering Sea coast.
written by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; directed by Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015 and Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012; produced by Leonard Kamerling, fl. 1974-2012 and Sarah Elder, fl. 1973-2015, in Alaskan Eskimo (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 42 mins
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